Gifts - one-off

We don't treat one-off gifts as income but if you earn interest, dividends or rent from the gift, you will need to tell us about it. But if you get Accommodation Supplement, Temporary Additional Support or Special Benefit you do need to tell us about the gift.

What is this?

A one-off gift of cash, rental property or personal property won't affect your benefit.

Example

You get some cash and vouchers for your birthday. You usually don't need to tell us about them.

How it affects your benefit and allowances

You have to tell us about this payment if you:

  • get Accommodation Supplement, Temporary Additional Support or Special Benefit
  • invest the money you get and earn interest, dividends or rent, this will be counted as income.

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