For an individual claim, you must work 16 hours per week, and for a joint claim you and your partner must collectively work 24 hours per week, with at least one of you working 16 hours per week. Will my partner’s income affect my Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA)?Your JSA is calculated according to your income; this includes the income of your spouse, partner, or cohabitant, and any (single or joint) pensions, earnings, and savings of more than £6,000. ESA can be backdated for up to three months before the date of your claim, and should explain when you first make your claim that you want to claim backdated benefit and give the date you became entitled to ESA.
Non-EEA citizens are not entitled to access public funds, including benefits.You will be required to pay back any overpaid benefits, in either of the situations set out above. If you are from a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), you have the right not to be treated differently from a British citizen.This will usually be paid back by in instalments deducted from the benefits you continue to receive. However, this does If you are from an EEA country and worked in the UK before becoming unemployed, you may be able to claim benefits while you look for a new job.The tribunal will then advise you on whether or not they can deal with your case, and how to proceed. You have one month from the date of the original judgment to do so.In exceptional circumstances, you may be allowed to submit an appeal up to 13 months after the decision was made, however, you will be required to provide evidence of these circumstances (such as illness, bereavement, or being outside the UK at the time). Can I have representation or an advisor at my appeal hearing?
You can make an individual claim or a joint claim with your partner, or spouse.