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ESA: permitted to work

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tracy1907
tracy1907 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hiya - I am currently in support group ESA and I am considering up to 16 hrs work as a 'companion' for an elderly care agency.  I am a little confused by the 'permitted work' and I'm getting conflicting info from DWP and related agencies.  Is there anyone that might have had similar experiences or could give me some advice.  Appreciate any help or advice.

Many thanks guys
Have a nice weekend
Tracy

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
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    Hi,

    For permitted work you must get permission before you start from DWP and you need to fill out the PW1 form.

    You must work less than 16 hours and earn no more than £125.50 per week. Any weeks you earn over this amount and you won't be entitled to any ESA for those weeks.

    Please be aware that if the work you do contradicts the reasons for your ESA claim then they could review you early and you do risk losing what you already have.


    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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