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Working and ESA (new style)

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pike2023
pike2023 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Hello All 😊

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  • pike2023
    pike2023 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    edited June 2023
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    Hello All 😊

    I was just wondering of anybody could give some advice
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • pike2023
    pike2023 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    I'm not sure what's happened but my post wasn't sent in full and was duplicated! I don't know how to delete them.

    Anyway, basically I am currently in receipt of PIP enhanced daily living and standard mobility.

    I work 15 hours a week and earn around 600 per week.

    My question was; can I claim ESA if I am already working a part time job? 

    😊 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    pike2023 said:
    I work 15 hours a week and earn around 600 per week.

    My question was; can I claim ESA if I am already working a part time job? 
    No you can’t. See the limits in the link I included in my previous reply.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • pike2023
    pike2023 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Sorry..I meant £600 a month
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    pike2023 said:
    Sorry..I meant £600 a month

    Did you read the link that calcotti posted above? For permitted work you must make sure that it's less than 16 hours/week and earn no more than £167/week.

    You will need to tell ESA that you're working and fill out the PW1 form.
    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.
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @pike2023 and welcome to our online community! I hope you're keeping well.

    I've deleted a couple of duplicate threads and merged those together that had replies, because of this some comments on here might seem disjointed but I hope we can muddle through and help you  :)

    Please let us know if you have any more questions. Take care and all the best.
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  • pike2023
    pike2023 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi all...

    Quick update- I've now filled out the permitted work form which has been accepted by the dwp. However, I was asked to send 3 months wage slips in from July to September 2023. I did this.

    Then today I get a letter saying they want three more months of wage slips. I called the dwp and the lady said that as long as I continue to do permitted work, I am required to send in wage slips every three months. Can anyone verify this has been the case for themselves? It cost me nearly 15 quid last time for printing and special delivery. I was keen to avoid this cost again. But if I've got to do this every three months then obvs I will have to.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes, they can ask you for bank statements. You can also take it to your local Job centre and ask them to send it across to them, they should be able to do that for you. You may need to appointment for this though, that’s the only issue. 

    With regards to special delivery, it’s a waste of money and doesn’t mean it arrives with DWP the following day. It still has to go through the same mail sorting process as any other mail going to DWP. It will be signed for by someone from Royal Mail not someone from DWP. It’s not classed as arriving until it’s been added to the system and this often takes a couple of weeks. 

    Certificate of posting which is free is all you need and you can get this from any post office. 
    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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