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How much can I earn If my husband claims benefit for us?

Crossstitch12Crossstitch12 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited May 5 in Employment and careers
Hi I was wondering if anyone can give me some info, my husband is disabled and claims ESA and PIP and I am on Carers allowance and I am wondering how much I am allowed to earn before it will affect our benefit. The income wouldn't be a flat rate as it is worked on commission basis. Any info would be of great help.

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,090 Disability Gamechanger
  • Crossstitch12Crossstitch12 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Edit:- Hi I was wondering if anyone can give me some info, my husband is disabled and claims ESA and PIP and I claim Carers allowance for him. I am going to be starting Body Shop at Home and I am wondering how much I am allowed to earn before it will affect our benefit. The income wouldn't be a flat rate as it is worked on commission basis. Any info would be of great help.
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 1,713 Pioneering
    edited May 5
    You can earn up to £128/week without losing your CA as confirmed on the link woodbine posted.

    What type of ESA does your husband claim? If it includes any income based payment then this will be reduced by anything you earn in excess of £20/week.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,565

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    Hello and welcome to the community @Crossstitch12 :) Thanks for joining.

    I hope that the above replies have been helpful. Please do take a look at calcotti's comment regarding the type of ESA your husband claims, and let us know if you have any further questions.

    Just to let you know, I've moved your post into our employment category. 
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