ESA with SDP, partner on UC and PIP wants to move in…
Is there any reason why the partner can’t end her UC claim, then move in and be added to his ESA claim? That would entitle them to a double SDP.
This thread seems to say it’s theoretically possible (but that she would need to have a clear break of one assessment period) but difficult in practice: https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/15353 Although this was back in the days of the SDP gateway I assume the principle is still the same - a previous history of UC shouldn’t bar someone from becoming a partner on a legacy benefit claim.
Has anyone seen a client successfully navigate their way into a joint ESA claim?[ Edited: 23 Dec 2021 at 04:27 pm by Cordelia ]