Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Butterfliess
Butterfliess Community member Posts: 82 Connected
I would like to get myself a little part time job. I haven’t worked for a long long time and feel like this is the next step in my recovery. 
My fear/worry is doing so will stop my PIP and throw me straight into the deep end. I would like to manage my return back to work so I can ensure that I succeed. I receive the lower rate for daily living. Can anyone give me some insight to how this would work, and how I can manage it. 

Many thanks ☺️

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,158 Scope online community team
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    Hey @Butterfliess! PIP is not means-tested and you don't have to tell the DWP about your work. You can work and receive PIP.
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  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,692 Pioneering
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    I used to work full time and I claimed DLA / PIP for over 20 years - this did not affect my claim at all
    Go ahead and claim PIP - I wish you the Best of Luck
  • Butterfliess
    Butterfliess Community member Posts: 82 Connected
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    Thanks for everyone’s comments and advice. 

    I understand that you are legally allowed to work while claiming PIP and that you do not have to tell them you are doing so. What I’m questioning is the impact it may have on my claim and anything I should be aware of. Is there a catch to it? I don’t want to be fearful to get a job and I want to ensure I do it all correctly.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    There is no "catch" to it. Many people work full time and claim PIP. The additional costs those with disabilities have to cover is one of the reasons PIP is available. 
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  • Butterfliess
    Butterfliess Community member Posts: 82 Connected
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    @Scottish0177

    I am not applying there is a catch, I’m just trying to understand how it works and what may need to be done before I apply for the job. I wanted to have all the information available to me so that I can make the best decisions without negatively impacting my recovery. 

    As I have been told above there is no need to inform the DWP and that I am able to work on PIP I feel more informed now. I do feel like the benefit system is a mine field at times and in all honesty it can be hard to navigate. I was directed here for advice. 
  • Butterfliess
    Butterfliess Community member Posts: 82 Connected
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    @Scottish0177

    No need to apologise :) it’s hard for me to make sense of my own anxiety brain at times I don’t expect others too 😂. I really appreciate all the advice given and the time taken to do so. It’s hard to find solid advice from people these days. 

    I totally agree, so many people don’t claim what is deserved because of the hoops they are made to
    jump through, it’s very sad. 

    Take care ☺️
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