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My partner (24) is receiving ESA, but is waiting since January to get the higher rate, because of a backlog in the department (?)

I'm on my partners claim and have a job for under 16hours. Our benefit (112,55 per week) are reduced from my wages except 20 pound.

Unfortunately I cannot work in the moment because of an accident and after I didn't get paid last week, I called my manager and he told me I'm not able to get sick pay, because I'm earning less than 110 pound/week. After some research I should be able to claim ESA, but I need a SSP1 form, so I called my manager again "and he'll contact the head office to have a look".


After 1 week I still didn't receive anything from my employer and the jobcenter called my partner today because of an overpayment. I informed the jobcenter a week after I started work while receiving the full rate.


So now the part where I'm really confused with:

We're only receive 45pound/week ESA because of my wages, which I'm not receiving. And as long as my employer won't send me the SSP1 form I cannot claim any ESA to receive "our 112,55 pound per week" - is this correct? Or is there another way, because my partner is claiming ESA too?

Regarding the overpayment - will they take repayments from our benefits? Because in this case, we would have nothing left until everything is sorted and we already missing around 140 pound from my "sick pay - wages".


Thank you very much for any advice!


Kind regards,



(I'm not british, so please be kind regarding any grammar mistakes ;)

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