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my husband died at home from aggressive kidney cancer in april 2012,i my self after he died clamied esa due to a perforated ear drum and severe vertigo and hsve been unable to work how ever his bus driving job paid out a pension in a lump sum to me can i still have my esa??? i am so worried i my take an over dose again or get in to self harming again i dont know what to do please help me :(

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

Did you declare the pension lump sum?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


with everything that was going on at the time organising the funeral and such I think it may of been over looked and I didn't know that I had to

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


I don't think I did

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
It would be advisable for you to declare the pension lump sum to DWP as soon as possible and tell them it was an oversight on your part, it is better you go to them rather then them coming after you as you could be prosecuted by them for benefit fraud.

If you are honest to them, they may decide not to do anything other than to ask you to repay any benefit you were not entitled to.

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