Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA- can I go back to support group?

delise1delise1 Member Posts: 36 Connected
Hello I used to get ESA support group until my partner moved in around 7 months ago and then it stop can someone please tell me if it possible for me to claim back ESA again my situation haven't changed am still not able to work

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  • delise1delise1 Member Posts: 36 Connected
    Hello I used to get ESA support group until my partner moved in around 7 months ago and it stop can someone please tell if I can claim ESA again my situation haven't changed am still not able to work 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,451 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @delise1 were you claiming income related or contribution based?
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  • RoddyRoddy Member Posts: 388 Pioneering
    Hi @delise1

    It is my understanding that ESA entitlement is based upon 'your' ability to work and not your partner's. I may be wrong, as the rules seem to change at the drop of a hat, and peoples entitlement is in the lap of the gods, what with Universal Credit becoming standard for all claimants. 

    It would certainly do you no harm to make a new claim, however I'm sure that there's a Benefit Information page here on Scope which will advise you more than I can in this instance. Your partner, may also be able to claim Carers Allowance, and so look into that too. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is something else which you may be entitled to, depending upon your own personal needs & requirements as a disabled person. 
  • delise1delise1 Member Posts: 36 Connected
    I used to claim income related ESA 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,451 Disability Gamechanger
    Does your partner work more than 24 hours a week?
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  • delise1delise1 Member Posts: 36 Connected
    Yes he work 40hrs a week 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,451 Disability Gamechanger
    That's why your claim would have stopped. I cannot claim ESA too as my partner works full time. Do you claim any other benefit?
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  • delise1delise1 Member Posts: 36 Connected
    I only claim pip and child tax credit 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,451 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you contacted your local CAB so they can do a full benefit check to see what else you could be entitled to?
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  • delise1delise1 Member Posts: 36 Connected
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You say you claim child tax credits. When your partner moved in with you did you report those changes to HMRC and did you claim tax credits as a couple? 
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