Hello all. I'm looking for some advise for my step mum. Long story short my dad died and left some money. My step mum is getting the money but she wants to use the money to help me and my 2 brothers improve our way of life and to improve the life's of her 4 grand children. She wants to spent it on things like carpets, clothes, House hold goods and things to help with schooling ie uniforms, laptops etc... the other thing she would like to do is to give the family as a whole a Christmas to remember.
Here is what I would like advise on please.
1. Is she aloud to do the above without it affecting her esa?
2. If it affects her esa, how will it affect it?
3. Is she aloud to give me and my brothers and lump sum without it being classed as deprivation?
4. If she is aloud to give a lump sum, how much can it be before it's classed as deprivation?
Any and all advise will be greatly received. Thank you in advance