Should I tell the job centre I have inherited some money? is the question of the day.
Today the mums group I own had a great debate started when a mother sent in an anonymous question, I have run my support group for over 5 years and it’s a safe and confidential group where mothers can inbox me and I set their question or worry as my own status, so their identity is hidden.
Today we had a rather controversial question asked and with permission, I am sharing it here as I wonder how many mothers have faced the same dilemma.
If you inherited some money but were in receipt of benefits would you tell them or would you look at ways you could do both?
Should money your parents have saved and worked hard for be spent on paying your rent and bills?
Should it replace the benefits your receiving?
Should it be used for buying a house or helping you live a comfortable lifestyle?
I Have Inherited Some Money But I Claim Benefits
I don’t want to ask myself in case someone thinks it’s really wrong, I guess deep down I know its wrong, yet I can’t help but think I have a genuine reason to even think of doing this.
I have inherited some money and in the coming months I will be paid a substantial amount and at the moment, I am a single mum working part-time and in receipt of some benefits.
Would it be wrong of me to try to find a way around it affecting my benefits?
I would love to be able to save it towards being able to buy a house and once the children are older I can then work full-time as planned all along.
But if they stop my benefits it’ll all be gone by then through having to pay rent etc out of it. Is that really wrong of me to do that?
If I was to say put it into my kids accounts so it was their savings, not mine?
I know ist wrong, that benefits are paid as a stop-gap, for those in need, but I am in need, I never wanted my life to turn out the way it has. I have 2 children and my partner left me last year for another woman.
I struggle to make ends meet as it is but working part-time is all I can manage to do as I have a young child and I can not afford child care.
My mother passed away and I have inherited some money and I know she would hate to know I am wasting her hard-earned money on paying my rent and paying bills, she always dreamed she would be able to help me buy a home.
I am still grieving and feel alone and lost and I know many others will have faced this dilemma and no doubt asked the same question.
Thankfully Emma has a place where I am able to ask.
What are your views?
If you inherited some money but were in receipt of benefits would you very quickly inform the job centre?