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My 95 year old grandmother was giving my 3 children some

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My 95 year old grandmother was giving my 3 children some money on a regular basis up until she had an accident in April. She fractured her hip and had to have it removed and now cannot walk and has been placed in a care home. The council are doing a financial review, can she be penalised for giving away her money?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Law
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
The money was £100 each on a fortnightly basis.
Expert:  Clare replied 5 months ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first

How old are you children and what income and capital does your grandmother have?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
l am 51, when it started they were 13, 11 and 9. They are now 18, 16 and 14.
My grandmother's income is the state pension £119.30, pension credit £36.30 and savings credit of £2.50. She has savings of £5800 and £5700 in the post office account where she has her pension paid. I have been keeping some of the money in their ISA''s, some in mine and spent some on things for them.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Her intension is the money is used for university fees, school fees, saving for deposit on first house and buying first car.
Expert:  Clare replied 5 months ago.

£300 a fortnight was a great deal of money when she has a limited income - how did she pay her bills?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
She was having her rent and council tax paid and was only living in a one bedroom flat in sheltered accommodation. She never went out.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Fortnightly has only been going on for about 18 months. She also received £55
a week attendance allowance until she went into hospital.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
She has not given anything away since the beginning of April.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
All her income was weekly.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hi Clare
Any answers?

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