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My son wants to do some bar work. Will he lose his ESA or is he allowed to do this?

leawleaw Member Posts: 2 Listener

my son gets ESA support group and is on  income based ESA. he wants to do some bar work under 16 hours once a week and will earn £60 a week.

will he loose his ESA or is he allowed to do this


  • leawleaw Member Posts: 2 Listener
    does any one know?
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @leaw welcome to the community!

    I am unsure however there are very knowledgeable members in the community who will be in contact with you soon to advise.

    Please let us know if you need any further help! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    Hi @leaw,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you on board as a member. :)

    Citizens Advice have a useful page about work you can do while getting ESA which you may find useful, and Scope also has a lot of information about ESA on our website too which might be of interest to you.

    I've also moved this post into our ESA category, so other members of our community can offer advice and support.

    I hope this helps, and do let us know if you have any other questions!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,209 Disability Gamechanger

    You can do permitted work while claiming ESA providing it's under 16 hours per week and earn no more than £125.50 per week, he will need permission from DWP before starting the work. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/Permitted-Work-Rules

    As long as the work he does doesn't contradict his reasons for claiming ESA then it will be fine.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
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