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Permitted work and earnings disregard?

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sassy
sassy Community member Posts: 6 Connected
Hi 
I have been offered a job which is 15hrs a week but 30000 pro rata. This would take me over the £167 weekly allowance on permitted work.

In this case would my esa stop, or can the extra earnings be disregarded as the entitled to calculation suggests. Im unsure this would be the case and dont want to lose my esa.

Many thanks 
Sassy

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,063 Disability Gamechanger
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    Permitted work rules are you can earn up to £167/week and work less than 16 hours/week. If you earn more than this then there will be no entitlement to ESA and it will stop.

    Use a benefits calculator to check entitlement to Universal Credit. If you’re in the Support Group for ESA and you claim UC while still claiming ESA then you’ll be entitled to LCWRA element from the start of your claim. 
    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.
  • sassy
    sassy Community member Posts: 6 Connected
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    Hi

    Thank you. I thought so, but the entitled 2 calculation showed a disregard which was strange. 

    If i were to claim uc. Would I lose my legacy rates from esa as I have not waited for managed migration? 

    Thanks 
    Sarah 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,063 Disability Gamechanger
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    The permitted work earnings amount will be the disregard. Anything more than that will end your ESA.

    If you claim UC while still being entitled to ESA then you'll be entitled to the LCWRA element of UC from the start of your claim (assuming you're in the Support Group for ESA) You will also be entitled to the standard allowance and any other elements depending on circumstances.

    You will have the work allowance also, which means a certain amount of earnings will be disregarded before the 55% deductions apply. If you claim for help with any rent it will be £379/month, if you don't it will be £631/month.

    Whether there's any entitlement will depend on your circumstances. A benefits calculator will tell you if there's any entitlement.
    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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