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Publish stories and poems

Carla35Carla35 Member Posts: 29 Connected
Hi,
A friends disabled Daughter is a wonderful poet. She would like to have her poems published that she wrote before becoming ill & disabled. She now claims PIP & ESA is this possible without it affecting her claim as she is too ill to work. Thanks Carla35
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    PIP won't be affected because this isn't means tested. ESA is different and she will be able to do permitted work but she must work less than 16 hours per week and earning no more than £140 per week after deductions. If she earns more than this then she won't be entitled to any ESA and it will stop.

    She will need to fill out a PW1 form from DWP.

    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.
  • Carla35Carla35 Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Thank you so much Poppy123456
    Will she need to do this first even if she makes no money from having her poems published? X
  • Carla35Carla35 Member Posts: 29 Connected
    My friends Daughter is in the support group for ESA sorry I forgot to add that x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    She would be classed as self employed, if she makes money then she would need to fill out the PW1 form but she must make sure she doesn't earn more than the maximum amount allowed, otherwise her ESA will end.
    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.
  • Carla35Carla35 Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Thank you so much Poppy123456 x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome.
    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.
  • Carla35Carla35 Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Hi Poppy123456
    My friends Daughter has not had her poems published instead she is entering them in competitions online. She won first prize £800 will this affect her ESA.

    Thank you so much
    Carla
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Winning money like this isn't classed as income, it's classed as savings, so if this brings her total savings to more than £6,000 then it will reduce her means tested benefits by £1 for every £250 (or part there of) over that amount.
    More than £16,000 and she won't be entitled to any means tested benefits.
    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.
  • Carla35Carla35 Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Thank you so much Poppy123456 
    Carla
        x
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