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Hi, my name is bellaberts! Considering selling my own crafts, how will my benefits be impacted?

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bellaberts
bellaberts Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2021 in Work and employment
Hi I am a single mother to an autistic teen, I claim income support-I would like to start selling my own crafts at home online -it seems a very complicated process - I will not be able to rely on a ‘living wage’ income every month and am frightened to take the step incase it leaves me not able to pay my rent and bills - has anyone on here taken the plunge and how were your benefits affected Thanks
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community 

    I don't know the answer to your question but somebody will once they see your post 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,015 Disability Gamechanger
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    HI,

    When claiming Income Support you'll be able to earn a maximum of £20 per week, anything more than this and your IS will be reduced £1 for £1 so for example, if you earn £25 per week then your Income Support will be reduced by £5.  You will need to tell DWP that you're working.

    You could also use a benefits calculator to check entitlement to Universal Credit or if you're not sure how to complete the calculator correctly then have a full benefits check from an advice agency near you.

    A claim for UC will end any tax credits you may already be claiming. If you claim housing benefit then this will continue for 2 weeks and then transfer to UC.


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Adrian74
    Adrian74 Community member Posts: 19 Connected
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    Hi @bellaberts, welcome ! Have you tried disability living allowance for your son and carer allowance for you?
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @bellabur

    Welcome to the community, good to see you join us and I hope the above replies have been helpful. Exciting to hear that you make your own crafts, is that a hobby you've had for a while?
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