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ESA and getting married

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XxSTACExX

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Hi. Im not sure if this is the right place to post this...sorry im new here.
I am looking for advice on Being on ESA and getting married to my partner who works.

I claim ESA due to depression, anxiety and I have an easting disorder.
My partner ( who I do not live with ) works 37 hours a week and receives £1250 a month before tax. my partner and I would like to get married in the future but I wanted to know if anyone knew what would happen to my ESA if we got married?

Would my ESA stop? Would I receive any other type of benefit? I had seen someone mention working tax credit?

Thank you for any response.
 
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ramboghettouk

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don't husbands get married persons tax allowance, i think esa is means tested and you'll be means tested as a couple so earnings will count
 
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english rose

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I am on ESA although the DWP are trying to force me off it & on to JSA. I am engaged, my fiance lives with his elderly mother in her 3 bedroom council house, I live alone in a private rented studio flat. I'd always assumed that if we were married & living together then he'd be expected to 'keep' me. I have lived alone for more than 20 years, I am very set in my ways, I freak out if he comes around here & uses a yoghurt spoon for tea/coffee or vice versa, so me sharing a home with someone would be tough, we're just plodding along really & will re-think the situation when his mum dies as presumably the council would evict him then.
 
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english rose

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I forgot to say that my fiance has got a job & earns about £20k pa.
 
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