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Will my daughter selling things she makes affect my ESA/support group and PIP

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Evie24
Evie24 Community member Posts: 1 Listener

Hi, my teenage daughter is home educated due to being autistic and suffering from bad anxiety and she would like to make and sell small hair bows online, to make a little bit of pocket money to spend on herself. As she’s a minor (she’s 14 now), this has to run through me. Would this affect my ESA (support group) and/or PIP?

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,960 Disability Gamechanger
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    No, the amounts involved will not be enough, unless she is planning on competing with Louis Vuitton or something 😅

    Good luck to her 🙂

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,002 Disability Gamechanger
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    She's still a dependent child so no it will not affect your benefits, even if she was earning more than just a little pocket money.

    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.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,960 Disability Gamechanger
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    I didn't know that Poppy

    So can the dependant child earn any amount?

    I know it's unlikely but there have been instances of children buying Bitcoins and things and becoming millionaires

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,002 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes they can because they are still dependents. A childs capital also doesn't affect their parents benefits, providing the parents do not have access to it.

    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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