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Bevharty51
Bevharty51 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi all hope your doing ok on this sunny day (at last a sunny morning)
I have been stressing over the job im trying out atm as i get paid mileage which i need to run my car for the job of a delivery driver. Ive been sent a form to update from DWP it has a section for expenses . without mileage my pay each week with the hours i do works out under the amount allowed to do on ESA supported perm work but the mileage takes it higher, but its not pay and it shows as expenses. Will this effect my ESA payments im wondering ? anyone had similar senario ?
Many thanks if you read this far.
Bev 

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  • wilko
    wilko Community member Posts: 2,458 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Bevharty51, I think your best option to get clarification on this matter is to phone the DWP ESA help line and enquire about your mileage claim payments being classed as income or allowed expenses. Then you will know for sure. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2021
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    The the last place I would advise anyone to go is to DWP. When you ring them you are ringing a call centre and nothing more. It’s very unlikely they will know the answer to this. 
    I have no idea what is allowed as expenses when self employed but others may know. 
    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2021
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    OP, are you
    • employed and being paid mileage per mile you drive in connection with your work and if so is the payment at the approved HMRC rate (or below)
    • or self employed?
    I inferred the former, I think poppy has inferred the latter.

    If you are employed and you are being paid milage at or below HMRC approved rate this will not be counted as earnings when calculated whether or not you are within Permitted Work rules if the milage is wholly, exclusively and necessarily incurred in the course of your work. If you are paid above the approved rate then the excess would count as earnings. The approved rate for a car or van is, I think, 45p/mile if the vehicle you are driving is yours (not a company car).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Bevharty51
    Bevharty51 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thank you very much for replies , very useful. I think I’m being paid more than 45p a mile but will check on that , it’s such a stress makes me not want to bother ! I enjoy the small amount of work I can manage , but struggle at times physically even without all the forms / checking up on me . Got quite anxious over it all 
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