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would this affect her housing benefit?

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04 Apr 12 #321675 by willuhelp
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Going through the divorce proceedings at the mo. She has voluntarily moved out of the FMH and is renting elsewhere and on housing benefit. Should she get a lump sum as part of a pay off and part of my monthly pension would she have to declare this to the housing benefit people at all? The FMH is currently up for sale as well.

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04 Apr 12 #321679 by new2newport
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I believe the savings and capital limit is 16K. I guess she would. I now know they ask when you apply because I have recently

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