Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024

Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.

Extra earnings

vicarofdibley Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi, I am a carer of a child with disabilities. I have worked part time but he is a little older now and I'm doing a course so I can do some freelance work from home and earn some extra money. I'm on legacy benefits currently. My issue is that once I start freelance the money I get will be irregular and not a fixed salary. I may not get anything for the first six months or so until things get going. How do I manage this with benefits. I can't afford for them to stop my benefits as I don't know how much I will earn or when it will come in. Someone suggested setting up a limited company and then taking a salary once it has built up a bit.. is that allowed? 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,191 Disability Gamechanger
    It will help to know exactly which benefits you’re claiming. 
    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.
  • vicarofdibley
    vicarofdibley Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    At the moment I earn £14000 part time. I get housing benefit, tax credits, working tax credits and dla for my child.
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.