If you’re getting another benefit because you’re not working (for example, Income Support, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction), then your benefit may be reduced or stopped if you do any sort of work. Talk to your Jobcentre Plus work coach before you start any work.
If you get Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction and you’re thinking of starting permitted work, you must talk to your local council straightaway, as the amount you get could change.
If you’re claiming ESA, fill in the permitted work form before you start any paid or unpaid work.
Send it to the Jobcentre Plus office that deals with your benefit. They will tell you if the work you want to do meets the permitted work conditions.
You could lose your benefit if you do any kind of work that doesn’t meet the conditions. If you can’t send the form before you start work, send it as soon as possible after starting work.
If you can’t use this PDF form for any reason, contact the office that deals with your benefit.
But I still have other questions though.
We have also encountered a claimant who was owed a back payment of a year's worth of benefits wrongly underpaid. He had spent the year nearly starving, on a fraction of what was deemed minimum income to sustain life.. The benefits people then stopped his entire benefits because he the backpayment meant he had 'assets' in the bank. They also declared to the tax people that he had a lump sum therefore ought to pay tax.That seemed harsh because the payment was a whole year's worth, and averaged over that time, it would have been far less than taxable. His overall circumstances had changed in no way, so it also seemed harsh to treat him as a rich person not allowed benefits, from the day the overdue money arrived in his bank. Maybe he could or should have appealed.
No, I meant that I don't need to do permitted work but just do the business first then make money then report everything?
What happens if I make money then tell them will I just have to pay back the ESA and then the ESA will totally stop and what kind of other things will happen no law convictions or anything like that?