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Permitted Work ESA Support Group

CelticGaz
CelticGaz Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello All I’m a Newbie and I have a complicated question to ask please, hoping to get some help. OK my wife and I are on ESA and in a support group. I am her carer and get CA.

I am able bodied and would like to do some permitted work to get out of the house for my mental health. How much am I allowed to earn? I’ve been previously told £20 per week but can’t find any information on this it’s too confusing 

TIA

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,782 Disability Gamechanger
    It will depend on who's name the claim is in, if it's yours then you will need to make sure you work less than 16 hours per week and earn no more than £143/week. Although because you're claiming carers allowance you must make sure than you don't earn anymore than £128 per week.
    If it's your wifes ESA claim then you will only be allowed to earn £20 per week. If it's her claim do you know if any part of her ESA is Contributions based? or is it all Income Related?
  • CelticGaz
    CelticGaz Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Ah well that confirms what I’ve been told, it is my wife’s name on the claim and I believe it’s income related as we get free prescriptions 

    Thank You 
  • Libby_Scope
    Libby_Scope Posts: 757

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    Hi @CelticGaz

    I'm glad @poppy123456 could answer your question, is there anything else that we can help with today? :) 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,782 Disability Gamechanger
    CelticGaz said:
    Ah well that confirms what I’ve been told, it is my wife’s name on the claim and I believe it’s income related as we get free prescriptions 

    Thank You 

    Yes at least part of it would be Income related but if part of it is Contributions based then she will get to keep that £114.10 per week and then your earnings will not affect it. She should ring them to find out what exactly her claim is made up of.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,856 Disability Gamechanger
    CelticGaz said:...it is my wife’s name on the claim and I believe it’s income related as we get free prescriptions 
    That means that at least some of it is income related. It could be all income related or it could be a mix of contribution based and income based. If your wife cannot tell from her award letters she would need to ring ESA to find out (if she wants to know).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.

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