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Hello just joined I’m Karen. ESA and Self Employment

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davidbedford122
davidbedford122 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited March 2023 in Start here and say hello!
Hoping to get information about ESA self employed work from anyone who has the know. I don’t understand what permitted work is

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,309 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2023
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    Permitted work means you can work while claiming ESA providing you stay within the rules.. Earn less than £152/week and work less than 16 hours per week. Without it affecting your ESA. If you earn more than that and work 16 hours or more than your entitlement to ESA will end.  As advised on your other thread here. https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/102741/business-esa-and-housing-benefit#latest
    You will need to make sure you tell DWP that you're working.

    As self employed you will need to report your earnings and expenses to DWP.

    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.
  • davidbedford122
    davidbedford122 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Is that any type of work because before I got poorly I was cleaning and I went to citizens advice and they told me that wouldn’t be excepted under permitted work. That’s why I’m so confused 
    thankyou 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,309 Disability Gamechanger
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    Citizens advice were incorrect with their advice. You can do any work for permitted work. You just need to make sure the work you do doesn't contradict the reasons why you're claiming ESA.
    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.
  • davidbedford122
    davidbedford122 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Ahh ok. That has confused me for 8 years. 🤦‍♀️ Now I understand. What a relief to get the answer. Thankyou so much. 
    I do have a few more questions if you are so knowledgeable I’d be grateful if you could answer them for me. Is that ok 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,309 Disability Gamechanger
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    What further advice would like you? I'm sure someone will be able to advise you.
    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.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    These things are really confusing @davidbedford122! Really glad to hear you have had some relief from this confusion now. 

    Would you like to ask us your questions? We'll do our best to help answer them. That's absolutely ok with us, supporting you is the very least you deserve  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
  • Ada
    Ada Scope Member Posts: 15,228 Disability Gamechanger
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    I have no advice I’ve just nudged in to send you a warm welcome from me  @davidbedford122
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