Job Seekers Allowance means test - house proceeds

ATC110

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Will the DSP differentiate between house sale proceeds (which are temporary until another house is bought) and savings or will they just assess the proceeds as savings?
 

Smaug~~°w°~~

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No it shouldn't be assessed if it's explained to them and you have proof of sale (funds origin) etc., but there'll be a time limit. Check with the Social Welfare.
 

NoRegretsCoyote

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DSP guidance is not clear on this.

My guess is that they are not going to chase anyone for a temporary balance for 3-4 months once it's used for another purchase.
 

ATC110

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Thanks for the replies. The house was sold a couple of years ago and haven't bought another yet as there's little to no choice in my area
 

Clamball

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It sounds to me like savings. It is not as if you are in temporary accommodation waiting to move from one house you sold to another you are buying. It sounds to me like you are choosing to live in rental accommodation (and have done so for the last 2-3 years). You also sold an asset in the past and have savings, which if I were DSP I would expect you to declare. Sorry the time line is too long for it to be temporary.
 

dereko1969

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Yep, a couple of years ago means it's savings. I don't think your excuse that there's "little to no choice in MY area" will carry any weight.
 
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