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New style ESA and working

bremgirl Community member Posts: 3 Listener
I am currently NS ESA and have been placed in the support group. I also returned to work for 2 hours a day, which keeps me under the permitted wage allowed. I'm struggling at work and have been advised to take some time off. As my sickness resets on a yearly basis I would now get occupational sick pay, so 10 hours per week. So I will earn the same just be on sick pay. Will this effect my ESA? 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,181 Disability Gamechanger
    Providing the sick pay doesn't include SSP then it will not affect your ESA. She should report the changes to ESA just so they know what's happening. 
    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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