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jane1963
jane1963 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi, my name is Jane. My son is 33 and autistic. He does not work and gets full pip and esa. A family friend has offered to have him work with him once or twice a week building decking, gazebos etc  (his own business)  to help him try and connect with others and give him some independence. It would be weather permitting though. Would this affect his money and who would I inform. He would pay him if he was allowed. I also get carers allowance for Thank you for any help. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP isn't affected by earnings because it's not means tested. For his ESA he can do permitted work but must make sure it's less than 16 hours per week and earn no more than £167/week. He must tell ESA that he's working and will need to fill out a PW1 form. See link. permitted-work-rules

    Please be aware that if the work he does contradicts the reasons why he's claiming both benefits it could go against him when he's next reviewed. 

    Your benefits are not affected. 
    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.
  • jane1963
    jane1963 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you. 
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