Hi My mother passed away in Oct 17 aged 88 yrs and left a will of approx €67k divided between 8 family members. In June we were informed by our solicitor that Social welfare were investigating mam’s circumstances, the reason given was that my mother should have notified them when she had received any income over the years that should be taken as means against her non contributory pension. She got around €220 per week and had claimed since she was 70 yrs approx. We have now been informed that Social welfare will take €58k from Mam’s will. Our solicitor has told us that there’s little that can be done and that she has seen a few other cases similar recently. We can appeal but not sure if we will. Anyone else experienced this? Any advice or should we just accept this?