Esa and marriage

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
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PinkglitterPinkglitter Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
Hi i was wondering if anyone can give me some asvice please, i will be getting married this year and i am on esa support group claiming as a single person as i live on my own at the moment, when you get married to the esa and housing benifit be contacted actomatically when you register your marriage or do i have to contact them and tell them myself? Many thanks


  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    You will need to advise them yourself.

    Is your partner working?
  • Yes he is, ok thank you i thought i would have to tell them but a family member told me that it bes done automatically, i didnt see how so i thought id post on here to be sure
  • He will be giving up work so how does that affect me
  • tacpot12tacpot12 Forumite
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    I'm not sure how it will affect your ESA claim, but how will he live if he is not working?
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always try to check official information sources before relying on my posts.
  • You'll need to notify both ESA and the Housing Executive Housing Benefit unit. There is a chance that this change in your household circumstances will trigger a move on to Universal Credit, so it might be worth speaking to a local advice agency so you know if that's going to happen and how moving over to this new benefit will affect your household income. If you get a Severe Disability Premium in your ESA claim, you won't be moved over to UC even if the change of circumstances is sufficient to otherwise warrant the move. Definitely, speak to an advice agency about this.
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