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Work and pip

allypallyallypally Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited September 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
I am on pip due to rheumatoid arthritis. Can I do permitted work? I am a trained counsellor


  • NystagmiteNystagmite Member Posts: 609 Pioneering
    PIP isn't an out of work benefit; so you are free to work if you want. However, why you claim can't contradict your job.

    If you're on ESA, you can do permitted work.
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @allypally

    Welcome to our website and online community.

    I have attached some info on "PIP" for you.


    I will also forward your post onto our "Benefit Advisor's"

    I hope that this is ok

    Hi @BenefitsTrainingCo

    Sorry but I have got another PIP post that I need some help with !!!!!

    Sorry !!!!
  • mossycowmossycow Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    As above, PIP is for help with extra costs caused by being disabled and it completely separate from work. Except if you say tell PIP people you can't stand and you are working stood up all day with ease etc.

    "I'm trying to live like a random poem I read that ended 'to bloom where we are planted"

  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2017
    Hi @mossycow

    Yes The More You Do The Less You Get

    Please keep me up to date if you don't mind !!!!

    If there is anything else that l can help you with please please let me know !!!!
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi allypally,

    Just to confirm the above advice, permitted work is work you can do whilst claiming ESA. There is no limitation as to the work you can do whilst claiming PIP only, but like the others have said, if you are able to do some work because your condition has improved then you should tell the DWP so they can reassess your entitlement to PIP.

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