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ESA 2 week run-on when claiming UC as a couple

MartinB
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Hello

Am I correct that an IR-ESA claimant who joins her partner’s UC claim (because they are moving in together) will continue to get ESA for 2 weeks, in the same way as a single claimant migrating to UC would?


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Martin

Charles
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No, this case is specifically excluded from the run-on.

See the definition of “relevant claim for universal credit” here.

MartinB
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Thank you, Charles
I’m glad I checked!