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alice22
alice22 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi there I'm looking for advice. I currently claim ESA and do permitted work. I work on average 10-15 hours a week on a zero hours contract. I have now been offered a 15 hour contract. I'm wondering if accepting this contract would cause any issues with DWP? The total earned would be below the threshold. Thanks in advance.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,284 Disability Gamechanger
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    Providing the work you do doesn't contradict the reasons why you're claiming ESA there shouldn't be any issues. You will need to make sure you tell them that you will be working 15 hours per week. 
    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.
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,249 Scope online community team
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    Hi @alice22, welcome to the Scope online community :) I cannot answers better than what Poppy has already said but please do feel free to ask anything else!
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  • Tonawanda17
    Tonawanda17 Community member Posts: 117 Courageous
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    Hi, what happens if you go over the permitted work earnings limit for 1 week. Do you lose esa forever or do you just lose it for that time and have to pay back 1 weeks worth. I have never went over the limit but just wondered what happens if you do? Thanks
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,284 Disability Gamechanger
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    Your ESA could end if you exceed the permitted work earnings and hours. 
    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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