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AIP and deprivation of capital

 

MaggieB
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This may be a stupid question but…
if someone inherits a signifcant amount of capital in AIC there is no duty to disclose.
If they use the money to buy a property (to live in) during the AIP and capital is less than £10,000 at end of AIP is there a duty to disclose they have spent capital with a possible deprivation decision? or not?

     
MickD
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What would be the effect of declaring this now?  If the Pension Credit award would not increase (it certainly wouldn’t decrease because of the AIP) then there would be no deprivation decision to be made now. 

I am not sure whether the DWP are sending out PC2 forms at the end of an AIP or just leaving it to the claimant to declare anything which should affect a current award.