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ESA(CB) with working partner with savings

fruitbatfruitbat Member Posts: 1 Listener
Husband recently rejoined the household. He received ESA(CB) as a single person. Now he has moved back in he rang DWP to let them know we were now claiming Tax credits etc as a couple. They asked him to submit ESA3. I work 22.5 hours a week and have savings over 16000. Will this trigger a change from ESA(CB) to ESA(IR)? If so he will lose all his ESA.


  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @fruitbat, and welcome to the community! A Benefits Advisor will be in touch with you as soon as possible. In the meantime, you may like to have a go with the online benefits calculator to see if this gives any indication of what the outcome may be. Hope this helps!
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hello fruitbat

    An ESA3 form is  a change of circumstances form.  It maybe that the DWP are checking to see if  cont. based and IR ESA can be awarded.  Given your savings however ESA (IR) will not be awarded.  

    ESA (cont) is non means tested and so your income and savings should not effect your husbands entitlement to cont. ESA. 


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