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Permitted work

swindontownswindontown Member Posts: 6 Listener
Evening all,

I currently received ESA, PIP, Severe Disablement Allowance and housing benefit.

My dad has offered to pay me £300 per month to do some work for his social media channels. Literally around a few hours a week and I get to work from home (I rarely leave house anyway) and would be paid properly and wage slip issued.

I know I would have to get the okay from ESA, but would I then have to ring up PIP and then housing? Or would it just be ESA? I don't want to accept if it's going to completely mess up my benefits.

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  • Dotty123Dotty123 Member Posts: 492 Pioneering
    I think you need ring pip housing and esa to be sure what they’ll deduct and see if it’s worth it 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Dotty123 said:
    I think you need ring pip housing and esa to be sure what they’ll deduct and see if it’s worth it 
    No, you don't need to ring housing benefit or PIP because it's permitted work and it won't affect any of those.

    @swindontown You are correct, you do need to get permission before doing the work and you'll need to fill out a PW1 form. You'll be allowed to earn £125.50 per week maximum, working less than 16 hours per week.

    Do be aware though, if the work you do contradicts the reasons you're claiming PIP and ESA then you could be assessed early and it may go against you.
    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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