Help please-partner works 24 hrs p/wk

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Help please-partner works 24 hrs p/wk

Postby Davesmum » Wed May 14, 2014 3:13 pm

I had a text saying that ESA had been awarded so I called to find out more and they told me that because my other half works 24 hours a week, it cancels out my benefit, so I get nothing.
Is this right???
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Re: Help please-partner works 24 hrs p/wk

Postby Lindilou » Wed May 14, 2014 7:50 pm

Davesmum wrote:I had a text saying that ESA had been awarded so I called to find out more and they told me that because my other half works 24 hours a week, it cancels out my benefit, so I get nothing.
Is this right???


That's a bit of a contradiction :!:
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Re: Help please-partner works 24 hrs p/wk

Postby denys » Wed May 14, 2014 8:15 pm

Bizarre, wait to see what the award letter says and then seek advice from a benefits advisor
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Re: Help please-partner works 24 hrs p/wk

Postby padders » Thu May 15, 2014 7:26 pm

I believe it is right I couldn't claim as my partner works. Was told to claim working tax credits and we could claim the disability bit as well.but as someone already said see what happens s
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Re: Help please-partner works 24 hrs p/wk

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu May 15, 2014 10:20 pm

I'm guessing that it was Income Based ESA you were trying to claim. This could possibly explain why you have rec'd what seems to be contradictory info. Income Based ESA is paid based on household income, so whilst OH works 24 hours per week, what he is paid will possibly be over the threshold limit that applies to Income Based ESA. Whilst you won't receive any payments, qualifying should still mean that National Insurance Credits are paid for you.

As has already been suggested, speaking to a Benefits Adviser should be able to give you some more specific answers relating to your situation.
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Re: Help please-partner works 24 hrs p/wk

Postby Davesmum » Thu May 15, 2014 11:38 pm

Too many hours work to get esa but not enough to get working tax credit! :yikes:
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