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PIP & Work

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mary123
mary123 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
edited June 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hello - my son has put in an application for PIP for his epilepsy. DWP have had the report but we're still awaiting a decision. 
In the interim a job has come up at the local shop basically serving customers  - it's 10 hours a week (split into two 5 hour shifts) on minimum wage - so he'll probably earn £80/90 a week before tax/ni etc (if applicable).  The job would be with other staff, so he'd never be on his own in the shop, and he's told them he has epilepsy; although is on medication etc. 
We're not sure he's even going to get anything from the PIP - although may get something for mobility (looks like he may not make the threshold for living allowance - they've sent us a copy of the report so we've already seen the points etc). 
Just wondering if he needs to declare the job to PIP/DWP or if they'll know about it through his NI/Tax/Earnings etc? Many thanks
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2022
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    PIP doesn’t have anything to do with working. People claim PIP and work. It’s not means tested so no, he doesn’t need to report it.
    Does he claim any other benefits?
    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.
  • mary123
    mary123 Community member Posts: 11 Listener
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    @poppy123456 thank you. No we don’t claim any other benefits - PIP was first one so hopefully all will be okay. He’s just leaving school and lost a lot of confidence with his epilepsy so hoping small part time job might start to rebuild his self-belief/worth.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    Do bear in mind that once the PIP decision's been made, if you're not happy you can challenge that decision by first requesting the Mandatory Reconsideration (MR).
    Good luck to your son with his job.
    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.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,948 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good luck to him with the job it'll be so good for his confidence! <3
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