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TOPIC: ESA/CARERS ALLOWENCE

ESA/CARERS ALLOWENCE 2 months 6 days ago #219284

Can someone please tell me if a person recieving ESA (support group and lives with partner) will lose their ESA if the partner claims carers allowence ? or will it just be the severe disability component they lose? Also is it possible a person who lives with a partner can even get the severe disability component within their ESA. THANK YOU

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ESA/CARERS ALLOWENCE 2 months 6 days ago #219290

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Assuming that you are receiving Income Related ESA in part or in whole, as the Premiums are only payable with ESA(IR) and that you have an enabling award such a DLA MRC or HRC or a PIP Daily Living award.

Someone receiving CA against the enabling award prevents payment of the SD Premium, it has no other effect on the ESA claim providing the SDP is not the only reason that the ESA(IR) is being paid (i.e. the ESA(IR) payment are less than £65 per week).

To receive the SD Premium you must be living alone or considered to be living alone, as you have a partner living with you then they must also be receiving an enabling award for you to be counted as living alone if they don't then you cannot receive the SDP.

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