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Asking for advice for my friend.

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JustJem
JustJem Community member Posts: 60 Courageous
Hi I was wondering if I could have some advice.

My friend has been out of work for a long time and he claims esa and is in the support group.

He wants to work towards working in the future, but feels that there is a barrier due to his autism and mental health.. he also is worried that he would remain homeless and lose everything financially etc if he starts work.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Thank you.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,293 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can do what's called permitted work while claiming ESA. You must make sure you tell DWP that you're working and fill out the PW1 form. They must also make sure they work less than 16 hours per week and earn no more than £152/week. (this figure will increase from April when benefits increase)
    They need to make sure that the work they do doesn't contradict the reasons why they're in the Support Group because otherwise there could be issues when they are next reviewed.

    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.
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