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I am getting married how will this affect my ESA allowance,

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I am getting married how will this affect my ESA allowance, will l be deducted benifit?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

Are you living together now?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
we spend some nights together but go back to own houses to live, we are getting married next week and will live together permanently as from next week, l am concerned as what to do with regards ***** ***** ESA benefit when l get married.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
my partner works full time, and takes home £1,500 / month after deductions, will l loose all my benefit or will l be able to claim any other type of benefit?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

If you are married they will say you are sharing expenses even if you are not living together on the face of it.

That will mean you will have to declare his income and that will probably have an impact upon a means tested benefit like ESA.

There isn't really a way around it.

If you are married to a person earning £1500 a month then you cannot claim ESA I'm afraid.

Sorry if that is bad news.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo