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Hi, my name is twisty65! Permitted work and housing benefit

twisty65twisty65 Member Posts: 1 Listener
hi have been on esa ( income related for sometime now) due to severe stress anxiety etc,
but may have chance to do 14 hours a week in a nice relaxed atmosphere with not many people.
have read rules on permitted work but am getting conflicting advice ref housing benefit if I do these 14 hours.some say it is disregarded income as on esa some say they will take this into account,so am very worried and even thinking that if offered position will turn it down because of this,and if it would trigger an esa review.as could not cope with more hours as I get so stressed,
help appreciated


  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hi @twisty65 and welcome to the community. Not a benefits advisor, I can't answer your question directly, but I notice your  post is in the ESA forum so people who do know will be getting back to you as soon as they can.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    It's permitted work and will be disregarded for housing benefit/council tax reduction.

    You do need to get permission to do this by ringing ESA. They will send you a PW1 form to fill in. Providing the work you're planning on doing doesn't contradict the reasons you're claiming ESA you'll be fine. You can't earn more than £125 per week.

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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