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How would living with a partner effect my benefit entitlement

ange1979ange1979 Member Posts: 1 Listener
How would living with a partner effect my benefit entitlement ? I'm currently receiving esa and housing benefit so was wondering how having a partner to live with me if I decide to do so would effect my current benefits ? Ie the amount/percentage I would loose in income from esa and housing benefits ?


  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    We have a benefits calculator here where you could work out what you could be entitled to in different circumstances.
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  • Loki619619Loki619619 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    If it's contribution based you'll be find otherwise depending on their income you could lose it all
  • lisagmlisagm Member Posts: 26 Listener
    It all depends on how much he earns.if he is on a low wage he might be better claiming universal credit as the main claimant, for uou both. housing benefit wouldnt change if he doesnt work as u will share a room otherwise its a % of his wage. Please be aware that HB & ESA are different departments, dont expect them to talk to each other. Make sure that you put in a change of circumstances form u can do it on the .gov website
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