Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Working while receiving PIP

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may1
may1 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
If you work at home (freelance) occasionally and typically earn less £50 a week and nothing has changed in your medical circumstances, do you have to inform DWP that you do this freelance work? I read two different sources that said you didn’t, but I just wanted to clarify here. 

https://www.sense.org.uk/information-and-advice/benefits-and-money/working-and-claiming-disability-benefits/#pip

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/pip-changes-and-reviews/changes-that-affect-pip/

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
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    You do not need to tell PIP you’re working because working has nothing to do with PIP. The links above are correct. 

    However, when you have your review if the work you do contradicts the reasons why you’re claiming PIP then there could be issues. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • may1
    may1 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    You do not need to tell PIP you’re working because working has nothing to do with PIP. The links above are correct. 

    However, when you have your review if the work you do contradicts the reasons why you’re claiming PIP then there could be issues. 
    Is there a maximum limit to an individual's earnings while still being eligible for PIP?
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Is there a maximum limit to an individual's earnings while still being eligible for PIP?
    No. There’s no savings limit either.
  • kitkat23
    kitkat23 Community member Posts: 64 Pioneering
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    I was never asked about work at my initial assessment....and this time round my review was done by the DM who rang to ask 2 questions...neither about my work
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