Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Working in the support group ESA

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MissCT8676
MissCT8676 Community member Posts: 72 Connected
Hi I’ve been on long term sick since January with mental health and bulging discs in my back I still have my job it’s bank at the hospital I get LCWRA and ESA (the LCWRA comes off due to esa of course) but I am in the support group and pip £61 a week daily living allowance, I was wondering if I could work maybe 1 night shift a month (£191-197 before tax) not even every month just if I’m feeling up to it? Do I need to contact ESA? And will it effect any benefits thank you as always your amazing xx

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    For ESA you can do Permitted Work which must be less than 16 hours and earn not more than £153/week. You need to complete form PW1 to inform ESA.

    There are no limits on UC. 
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • MissCT8676
    MissCT8676 Community member Posts: 72 Connected
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    Thank you is the weekly allowance spread throughout the month? Just one night shift is about £190? But I would only be doing 1 a month? 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you is the weekly allowance spread throughout the month? Just one night shift is about £190? But I would only be doing 1 a month? 
    For ESA I think it's meant to be done on a weekly basis. If that's what you want to do you can end the ESA claim. It makes no difference to your overall benefit income as you are claiming UC and the ESA reduces the UC.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Looking at this
    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1067588/admv4.pdf
    I think if you are paid monthly then your weekly earns will be treated as monthly x 12 / 52 regardless of the fact you are only working in one week of the month.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • MissCT8676
    MissCT8676 Community member Posts: 72 Connected
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    Thank you everyone 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @MissCT8676. It is the very least you deserve. 

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Professor. Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us.

    Thanks for your first post. How are you feeling about being in a similar situation at the moment?

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything we can do to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,128 Disability Gamechanger
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    Professor said:
    Thank you for the warm welcome
    Welcome to the community 
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