My stbx earns approximately 800 a month with two sons.
Using the entitledto calculator if she doesnt have savings over 16K then she would receive Universal Credit of about 790 GBP a month.
If as part of the divorce settlement she receives 200K GBP which she uses to put down as a deposit on a place to secure a low mortgage, then would she be able to claim universal credit. Would the 200K GBP spent on a house be deemed as deprivation of assets?
As long as any lump sum from a divorce settlement is used to purchase a house within 6 months of receipt, it won't affect current benefit entitlement. And no, using the lump sum to purchase a property won't be viewed as deprivation of assets.