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ESA and DBS check

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Karen_08
Karen_08 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Hello

I am thinking of doing some online voluntary work for a UK charity, which would include a DBS check. The hours would be around 3 hours a fortnight and is a listening support role. I am on contributions based ESA in the support group and just wondering if having a DBS check would trigger a reassessment at all? I am overdue (my original claim was mid-2019), but think that reassessments are still on hold for now? 

I would of course notify the DWP of my voluntary work if I decide to go ahead with it. I'm just a bit worried that they might consider a DBS check as being 'fit for work', which I am not.

Thank you

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    It will not prompt a review and a DBS check will have no bearing on your ESA 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.
  • Karen_08
    Karen_08 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thank you Poppy for your reply and reassurance  :)
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    A DBS says more about your criminal history than your ability to work @Karen_08 :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

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