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Am I entitled to ESA?

AnnMkerrAnnMkerr Member Posts: 1
edited September 2016 in Welcomes and introductions
I am my partners full carer,  he claims esa,   am I entitled to esa also in my own right I have  copd , Asthma , arthritis  .b
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  • Debbie_ScopeDebbie_Scope Member Posts: 947 Pioneering
    Hello @AnnMkerr,

    Welcome to the community! :)

    If you're living together as a couple you can only claim one 'out of work' benefit between you. So you will need to make a joint claim for ESA. Your partner can add you to his existing claim. It might be a good idea to get some further advice about this though. Do you have a local carers centre in your area where you can get some advice?

    Best wishes
    Debbie

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