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Amandajane1
Amandajane1 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi guys i am getting married next year keeping my maiden name and not living with my husband due to medical and personal reasons. As there isnt really a change of circumstances do i still need to let esa and housing know. ? Nothing dodgy i just dont want the stress of having to re apply for benefit. Also is it legal to be married and keep maiden name on bank etc 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,243 Disability Gamechanger
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    I can't give any legal advice sorry. What I can advise you is that getting married is not a change of circumstances that you need to report for ESA. What is a change is living together as a couple, as you won't be doing this there's nothing to report. No, you don't have to tell them any name changes. 
    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.
  • Amandajane1
    Amandajane1 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,706 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hey there @Amandajane1 and welcome to the community! A huge congratulations on your future wedding, that's very exciting news! 

    I can see Poppy has already given you the answers you were after, but I just wanted to stop in and say hi. :) 
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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