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Hi. Sorry if this is a long post. I am hoping someone can advise me please. I am in receipt of PIP, no other benefits except NI contributions. I have started a 4.5 week temporary job as a supervisor during a seasonal event. My role is to mainly supervise (new to the event) staff, sit at a till pressing buttons & delegating where staff need to be & what they need to be doing while also dealing with any enquiries. So nothing that contradicts my PIP claim. I received a phone call today from the DWP about the contributions, which then led to them asking how many hours/day I will be doing. I was totally honest with them and the job is all above board, paying my tax & NI Contributions. After talking for a while the lovely lady said it would have to go to a DM. Im not sure if she means regarding the contributions, whether they will stop them while working (I thought they did that automatically once HMRC informed them since they are coming out of my wages) or if they will continue, or if I will have to ring them when the event is over to reinstate the contributions. Or if she meant my working while on PIP will go to the DM. Hence my confusion & worry...I was under the impression that I am allowed to do some work even though I am disabled. Also I didnt realise I am supposed to let them know if I am going to be doing this yearly event in advance as it is touch & go if I am well enough to do the full 4.5 weeks. I thought it would all automatically be passed on via HMRC. I also do not earn enough in the only 4.5wks out of the year to pay tax? But do know I pay the contributions side out of the wages I earn. Sorry if this doesnt make sense my fibro fog is not good today so any clarity anyone can give me on what is right or wrong in my situation would be greatly appreciated. TIA
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