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bluefox
bluefox Community member Posts: 636 Pioneering
What are the rules around volunteering?

I’ve been offered a role as a social media moderator

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,830 Disability Gamechanger
    It won’t affect any of your benefits.
    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.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    That's great @bluefox :) When do you start? 
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  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 636 Pioneering
    That's great @bluefox :) When do you start? 
    It would be working from home and I have an interview in July 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Keeping everything crossed for your interview! :) Please keep us updated. 
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  • JonnycJonny
    JonnycJonny Scope Member Posts: 107 Courageous
    You must still inform the Job Centre / DWP. As with permitted work, if the volunteering contradicts the reason why you were awarded ESA following your WCA it 'may' raise doubts regarding your actual work capability and trigger an early reassessment. Having a copy of your ESA85 Medical Report might help in this regard - though bear in mind that the Decision Maker may have come to a different conclusion to that of the Health Assessor.

    I learned all that from reading other posts on this excellent site.


  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
    All the best for your new volunteering role @bluefox, sounds good! Are you excited to start? :)
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  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 636 Pioneering
    I have an interview first. 

    Surely a few hours a week moderating a forum shouldn’t go against me. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,830 Disability Gamechanger
    bluefox said:
    I have an interview first. 

    Surely a few hours a week moderating a forum shouldn’t go against me. 
    Unlikely. It’s exactly the same as just posting on any forum. 
    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.
  • JonnycJonny
    JonnycJonny Scope Member Posts: 107 Courageous
    Just repeating what is oft said here on this forum.

    Given the nature of the volunteering you are unlikely to be at any risk of forfeiting your benefit claim.

    Best wishes and Good Luck.



  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,978 Disability Gamechanger
    How are you feeling about the interview and the idea of volunteering more generally at the moment @bluefox? Got my fingers crossed for you with the interview and, hopefully, you will get and be able to enjoy the role. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any further questions or anything else we can do to support you  :)
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