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I am currently in receipt of ESA and after my medical was placed in the work focus group, I was asked to attend meeting with an advisor to help me get back to work..........I had five meeting with a differnet person every time and when I phoned to make another appointment I was told that I had "done" my five meetings so that was that. However 6 months on I am virtually back to good health and have started applying for jobs in the last three weeks. Therefore I have two questions I would like help with as........... should I contact Jobcentreplus to let them know and stop claiming ESA and secondly seeing that my Husband just gor made redundant and is claiming JSA, I cannot afford to not have any income, will I be able to claim JSA too.


Thanks in advance for any advice.

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If it was me I would get a job first and then tell them.



Benefits rules are complex, and although I do try to inform and support people, I may get it wrong because the rules apply to individual claimants and their particular circumstances.

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Hello Pippa, welcome to CAG.


If you are now fit for work, then that is a relevant change of circumstances for ESA and you must inform them.


You and your husband will be able to make a joint claim to JSA.

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