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WE ARE PENSIONERS LIVING IN A COUNCIL BUNGALOW ON PENSION CREDIT. I AM 84 AND MY WIFE IS 70. WE HAVE £7,000 IN SAVINGS BUT WILL UNEXPECTEDLY INHERIT £10,000 INTHE NEXT FEW DAYS. WE NEED TO BUY A CAR WHICH SHOULD THEN BRING OUR MONEY DOWN AGAIN TO UNDER £10,000. AS THE INHERITANCE MONEY WILL ONLY BE IN OUR ACCOUNT FOR A FEW DAYS, WILL THIS AFFECT OUR BENEFITS, PLEASE?
Just to say many thanks for your reply which has clarified the situation for us, we are most grateful.