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A disabled parent with disabled child and self employed

bigmovebabe Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2017 in Work and employment
i am heading for a crisis. i was told by DWP that my part-time boot fair and upselling business is no longer a real business because im not intending to make a profit. so they stopped my working tax credits. I explained that it the perfect business for my unpredictable condition and gives me the flexibility needed to also care for my disabled daughter, therefore i can not build the business beyond a part-time flexible working self employment.. they ignored my explanation and cut my working tax credits. This does not seem fear. I feel penalised fo?r trying to work smart and stay off unemployment benifits.
does anyone have experience disability and the new self employment rules on working tax credits reporting and business planning?
i feel like the only one in this situation.
Is there any one out there or have experienced these issues?



  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @bigmovebabe
    Welcome to the community and Im sorry to hear that you feel you are heading into crisis.
    Though of course I dont know the in and outs of your business, if you are saying that you are "not intending to make a profit" then can you explain a little more how you believe it is a business?

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  • Kathy_Bramley
    Kathy_Bramley Member Posts: 132 Pioneering
    edited October 2017
    Wasn't it their words? @bigmovebabe  was intending to make as much profit as was manageable, but it's been deemed not profitable enough to count, as I understand it? 
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  • Rian_Alumni
    Rian_Alumni Member Posts: 35 Connected
    Good Afternoon @bigmovebabe

    i am Rian from Scope support to work i am sorry to hear about the problems you are having with Working Tax Credits.
    In order to keep full payment of your WTC you will need to show the 16hours worth of work which is anything that will help increase the profit of your business.

    What may have happened is that the work you were doing was not seen to be helping in you building your profit for your business.
    Scope Employment Advisor
    Phone: 0300 222 5742
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