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Will getting married affect my ESA?

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CRG
CRG Community member Posts: 8 Listener
Will getting married affect my ESA claim if my partner has full time employment ,thanks for any personal experience with this similar query 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,255 Disability Gamechanger
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    Are you currently living together? If so then getting married will not affect your ESA claim.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • CRG
    CRG Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    No currently we live separately 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,393 Scope online community team
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    Getting married won't affect your ESA but if you plan to move in together it might. It would depend on what type of ESA you are currently claiming. Do you know if you are claiming income-related ESA and are you receiving any other benefits @CRG?
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  • CRG
    CRG Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    I'm receiving income related ESA and I'm in the support group wrag and receive PIP highrate care and mobility and will be moving in with my partner when married
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,255 Disability Gamechanger
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    There’s no such thing as Support Group WRAG, it’s either one or the other. 

    When you move in with your partner you will need to report the changes to ESA. Your Income Related ESA will then end because your partner is working full time.
    If any part of your ESA is contributions based this will continue because it’s not means tested.

    It will be worth your while using a benefits calculator to check entitlement to Universal Credit. As it’s means tested you will need to claim with your partner and entitlement will be based on your joint circumstances. You will need to put both your details into it to see if there’s any entitlement. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/benefits-calculator
    If the benefits calculator shows any entitlement then you will need to make sure you claim UC before moving in with your partner. If you do this and you’re in the Support Group you’ll be entitled to the LCWRA element from the start of your claim. 

    If you’re claiming council tax reduction and housing benefit then you’ll also need to report the changes to your local Authority. 

    PIP won’t be affected. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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