Hi I posted before but didn't get a clear answer and as the date is creeping up for my partners SSP due to end thought i'd try and get a little advice.
We currently get
£88.45 SSP per week
£27.50 WTC per week
£55.10 PIP (My claim due to me having Parkinsons)
£62.10 CA (Partner Claims for me)
Max Rent/CT paid.
Her SSP is due to run out the 22nd July which in turn means WTC ends also.
I have done a turn2us calculation and says for us to claim IS and we would be entitled to £117.30 (£16 lower due to 10k savings) so we will be getting practically what we were whilst claiming SSP/WTC... Sucks to be a saver huh?
It also says "You may be eligible to claim Employment and Support Allowance instead of Income Support however we have calculated that the payable amount is greater for Income Support" so guessing my partner claiming IS for us is the route to go instead of me making a ESA claim?
Also my partner will be still classed as employed but not getting any money will that have any affect on us making an IS claim? (She hasn't had her SSP1 yet)
And does she need to declare her SSP has ended? As the claim is made on the basis of her in receipt of CA?