Little Dorrit

Why does Amy not claim her inheritance from her birth mother?

Although Amy loses her father's inheritance to Mr. Meagle's money scam why does she not claim the other inheritance she has from Arthur's family? This is the money left to her through her real birth mother.

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Sorry - this should say "from Arthur's birth mother" not "her birth mother". Also, to be more specific, I am questioning why she doesn't claim the inheritance after Arthur finds out who his real mother is. Is he not informed of the connection to Amy when he finds out about his birth mother?

Also, who tells Arthur about his real mother? How does he find out?