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ESA stopped after moving in with fiance

JuLzAnN2018
JuLzAnN2018 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I need some advice in regards to the esa have stopped my money when I moved into my fiance’s House. They didn’t ask how much he earned or anything 
Can anyone advise me?is there other benefits that are not means tested?

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  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Member Posts: 2,299 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2018
    Hello @JuLzAnN2018 and a warm welcome to the community.Sorry no-one's got back to you yet. So sorry to hear of your difficulties.
    Here and listening,
    Warmest best wishes,
    Richard
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,469 Disability Gamechanger
    I need some advice in regards to the esa have stopped my money when I moved into my fiance’s House. They didn’t ask how much he earned or anything 
    Can anyone advise me?is there other benefits that are not means tested?
    If your partner works then this will affect any Income Related benefits you can claim. Unless you've worked and paid enough class 1/2 NI contributions in the last 2 tax years then you won't be entitled to any Contribution Based benefits.

    I don't know what your conditions are or how they affect you but PIP isn't means tested. Do you claim this? If not see the PIP descriptors here. Evidence will be needed to support a claim.
    http://www.focusondisability.org.uk/personal-independence-payment-PIP-assessment-points.html

  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    You can have a look at the benefits calculator here :)
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 273 Pioneering


    HiJuLzAnN2018

    For income-related ESA, there is an absolute rule that if you live with a partner who works 24 hours a week, then you cannot receive income-related ESA.

    You can still get housing benefit and or council tax reduction, which are both income-based, and are paid  irrespective of the number of hours a partner works.

    If you live in a full service universal credit area though, you just may be able to claim that, because those regulations about a partner working 24 hours don't exist in universal credit. 

    As Sam_Scope says, a benefits check would tell you more. 

    Best wishes

    Gill_Scope
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 273 Pioneering


    HiJuLzAnN2018

    For income-related ESA, there is an absolute rule that if you live with a partner who works 24 hours a week, then you cannot receive income-related ESA.

    You can still get housing benefit and or council tax reduction, which are both income-based, and are paid  irrespective of the number of hours a partner works.

    If you live in a full service universal credit area though, you just may be able to claim that, because those regulations about a partner working 24 hours don't exist in universal credit. 

    As Sam_Scope says, a benefits check would tell you more. 

    Best wishes

    Gill_Scope

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