Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

ESA Support Group & Permitted Work

Options
Annie_wilson
Annie_wilson Community member Posts: 10 Listener
Client on ESA income related support group. Receives small occ pension £240 a month. Wants to apply for a job that is 2 hours per week and works out as £30 per week for their own well being and also due to cost of living. Doctor is supports this. Will they be removed from support group and put into work related? 

Comments

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Options
    They need to tell ESA that they are working, if they start. They will need to make sure they fill out the PW1 form. Some people do permitted work while claiming ESA. They do need to make sure they continue to work less than 16 hours per week and earn no more than £167/week.

    If the work they do contradicts the reasons why they were placed into the Support Group then there could be issues when they are next reviewed.

    I can't tell you if working will contradict their claim because i have no idea the reasons why they were placed into the Support Group, as well as not knowing anything about their health conditions. Only they will know the answer to that.

    Doing permitted work doesn't automatically move someone from Support Group into the WRAG.
    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.
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.

Do you need advice on your energy costs?


Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.