I Invested 40,000 last year in some investments that can not be cashed in for 3 years minimum. Money came from cashing in insurance policy which i had always looked upon as retirement fund. I am single man aged 48 & There is a possibility of losing my job which i have held for many years due to a mistake. If this happens i may find it difficult to find new job. I will be able to claim Unemployment benefit for full term. My question is about Unemployment assistance means test which takes Investment as Means. Will Social Welfare reduce amount payable due to these investments which i have no way of cashing in for some years yet? This would leave very little to live on so what are options?