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How much can I earn before my benefits are affected?

StickmanStickman Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
I know I can have upto £6000 in the bank and every £250 above will result in a pound being taken off my benefit.  But how much can I earn a week without it affecting my benefit, is it still £20 a week?  Or has it gone up?

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  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 411 Pioneering
    Hi Stickman ...i think it would depend very much on what benefit you get ...but i,m sure one of the experts on this site will answer your post just shortly 👍
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    What benefits are you claiming please? and is the benefit in your name or are you added onto a partners claim?
    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.
  • StickmanStickman Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    edited November 2019
    I'm claiming ESA and PIP.  The benefit is in my name.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As you're claiming ESA then you can do permitted work but you must work less than 16 hours per week and earn no more than £131.50 per week. You must tell DWP you are working and you must fill out the PW1 form. If you earn more than that amount per week then you won't be entitled to any ESA for those weeks and your ESA will stop.

    Do be aware that if the work you do contradicts the reasons why you're claiming ESA then you could be re-assessed early and it could go against you when the decision is made on the review.

    See link for detail about permitted work. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/Permitted-Work-Rules

    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.
  • StickmanStickman Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    So upto £20 a week is ignored?  If I earned £10 - £15 a week, I understand that this is allowed and does not affect benefit and I don't need to tell the DWP?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If you're doing any work at all then you need to tell ESA, It doesn't matter how little you earn, this is part of the rules and if you haven't told them then you do need to ring them and tell them you're working.

    Please read the link i posted above, it tells you what you need to know about permitted work and explains what it is. You can earn up to £131.50 per week, which is ignored for ESA and housing benefit BUT you need to tell them you're working.
    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.
  • StickmanStickman Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    OK

    I have a PW1 form downloaded onto my computer, I shall have another look at it. Some of the info on the form -

    earnings or fees as a director
    maternity pay
    holiday pay
    bonus payments
    regular tips
    Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)
    Statutory Maternity Pay
    (SMP) l Statutory Paternity Pay
    (SPP) l Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

    Does not apply to me.

    I have worked out that I earn 0.54 a week. Above all, it is a hobby really.  It may sound silly as the earnings are small.  Advice please. 



  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    If none of those apply then there's nothing to tell them in that box. If you're self employed then it's complicated and i'm afraid i won't be able to advise you further because there's very little information online about self employed and permitted work.
    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.
  • StickmanStickman Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
  • StickmanStickman Member Posts: 81 Pioneering

    I'm claiming ESA and PIP.  The benefit is in my name.  I would like some advice please. 

    I am a hobbyist musician, but treat it as a job.  Back in 2007, I set up a record label.  Back then, the rules were that I could earn £20 a week without my benefit being affected - theraputic earnings.  Is this still allowed under ESA and PIP?






  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    I answered your question about this just a few days ago here on this thread. https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/65924/how-much-can-i-earn-before-my-benefits-are-affected#latest

    The answer is still the same. Please have another thread of that thread.

    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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