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If you inherit part of a property, can you put it in trust?

My sister receives disability benefits and has inherited a quarter of a house in the UK. Probate has not yet gone through. Can we put the inherititance in a trust fund for her so she can retain her ...
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Is addiction a disability?

Is addiction considered a disability for employment and beneftis rights? Does it matter if the addiction is legal: say gambling or alcohol; or illegal: drugs or theft (Kleptomania)?
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what types of businesses or service providers must give concessionary pricing to those in benefits and/or disabled?

In England the practice is so widespread among various types of institutions that it must be not only rooted in some degree of societal tradition but also some statutory provisions of some sort. What ...
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Dual national treated different to single national in the benefit system

I know somebody who put in for a claim for his child's Disability Living Allowance (DLA). His child is a dual national, they asked for a copy of the child's passport. The staff confirmed it is because ...
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Unemployment standards

Is it possible to still be able to recieve unemployment due to depression with family matters having agreed with employer and person that resigning due to family matters causing one not being able to ...
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What Exactly is the Law Regarding Retirees Who Start a Business and Collect Social Security Benefits?

I am under the impression that retirees who are collecting Social Security benefits and start a business are capped in the number of hours they can work between 15 and 45 hours per month. I thought ...
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Recourse to public funds as a legal aid eligibility criteria?

For example, What is the overlap or general relationship between "no recourse to public funds" and eligibility for legal aid? Is legal aid encompassed by NRPF? It surely can't be in an ...
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Housing benefit and tenant in prison

Presume that Alice rents out property in the UK, and the tenant Bob claims housing benefit, which gets paid directly to Alice's bank account by the government. Now Bob has recently been sentenced to 2 ...