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Partner moving in

nic85 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi everyone I'm new here just want some advice please. I work full time 154 hours per month and het universal credit. Just wondering if my partner was to move in who was on ESA and universal credit. Would his ESA be affected by my earnings. I know we'd be a joint claim and after I warn £379 they take 55p from every £1. Would they take off the ESA or just the child element and joint claim? 


  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,011 Scope online community team

    Hello @nic85, and a warm welcome to the community!

    Is your partner definitely claiming ESA (Employment and Support Allowance) alongside their Universal Credit?

    If they are, their ESA would be New Style ESA, which isn't affected by your earnings. Your UC claim would become joint, and it should include the LCWRA element for your partner. 

    Your wages will then be deducted in the usual way from your total UC award. It's important to know that ESA is considered an overlapping benefit, and its amount will also be deducted from the joint UC award.

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