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I get PIP, IIDB, and contribution based ESA. Can I work part time?

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nevergivingup21
nevergivingup21 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi ,
I'm new here so please let me know if I'm posting in the wrong place , I'm terrible with technology !
I'm wondering if any lovely people would know if I'm allowed to work a couple of hours a week ( this isn't something I'm even ready to commit to yet ) .
At present I'm in reciept of PIP , IIDB & ESA contribution based.
This wouldn't be going out to work as I can't leave my home but maybe a small buisness to start .
It would be a few hours work when my health would let me but maybe a few weeks with no work !
I've tried Google for answers but not had much luck then stumbled here ?
Thank you in advance x
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    You have posted in the right place 

    I don't know anything about industrial injuries benefits so can't advise 

    You could contact welfare rights for some help 

    Working will not affect your PIP as it isn't means tested 

    Other members will be able to help you 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP and IIDB are not affected by earnings. For permitted work rules on ESA see
    Permitted work: factsheet - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @nevergivingup21 :) I'm glad you stumbled upon us. 

    Just to let you know, I've renamed your post slightly. I hope the above replies have been helpful.

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • nevergivingup21
    nevergivingup21 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you all for your replies .
    I've had a good read through the links . From what I can see starting your own self employed buisness wouldn't qualify as ' permitted work '  - This wouldn't be part of a treatment plan or supervised by someone from the local council etc
    I thinks I've read this right ! 
    Thank you again its greatly appreciated ?
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2021
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    nevergivingup21 said: From what I can see starting your own self employed buisness wouldn't qualify as ' permitted work '  - This wouldn't be part of a treatment plan or supervised by someone from the local council etc
    You are not reading it right.
    Supported work is just one kind of work. Work does not have to be supported in order to be permitted work.
    Any work can be permitted work as long as it is for less than 16 house/week and you earn less than £143/week. 
    Self employed work is more complicated because you need to prepare accounts.

    (Supported permitted work and permitted work used to have slightly different rules but that is no longer the case.)
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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