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    • LeoGuaje
    • By LeoGuaje 16th May 18, 12:12 PM
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    Is it possible to just cancel my benefits?
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    • 16th May 18, 12:12 PM
    Is it possible to just cancel my benefits? 16th May 18 at 12:12 PM
    Hi, first post here.

    So i have been recieving ESA benefits for just over a month now as i've finished education and due to my anxiety and autism spectrum disorder i find it very difficult to work in 99% of jobs, however i just recieved an letter from a solicitor telling me that on my 21st birthday (Next month) i will recieve 27000 which was put in a trust fund from my fathers death 4 years ago.

    Now i've been looking online and the last thing i'd want to do was recieve this money while also getting benefits as i know this is not the point in them, but i was just wondering if it's as easy as just cancelling your benefits?

    I did know that there was some trust set up after my fathers death but i did not know when i'd get it or how much was in it, but now i'm in the know i'd like to stop the benefits.
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    • By poppy12345 16th May 18, 12:19 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 12:19 PM
    Hi, first post here.

    So i have been recieving ESA benefits for just over a month now as i've finished education and due to my anxiety and autism spectrum disorder i find it very difficult to work in 99% of jobs, however i just recieved an letter from a solicitor telling me that on my 21st birthday (Next month) i will recieve 27000 which was put in a trust fund from my fathers death 4 years ago.

    Now i've been looking online and the last thing i'd want to do was recieve this money while also getting benefits as i know this is not the point in them, but i was just wondering if it's as easy as just cancelling your benefits?

    I did know that there was some trust set up after my fathers death but i did not know when i'd get it or how much was in it, but now i'm in the know i'd like to stop the benefits.
    Originally posted by LeoGuaje
    As soon as the money goes into your bank account you ring ESA and tell them. This also includes all other means tested benefits you receive, like housing benefit and Council tax reduction.

    For means tested benefits anything over 16000 and all your benefits stop. Once you get down below 16000 you can apply again.
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