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    ESA - is self-employed permitted work possible?

    I am wondering if I can do some self-employed work as 'permitted work'. I would work as a virtual administrator, replying to emails, organizing invoices, making appointments, posting the occasional letter, etc. I would work from home, flexibly, as and when I can manage and on my own terms. Maximum of 6 hours a week.
    Last edited by sothisishowitis; 03-06-15 at 17:13.

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    But I am concerned it will rock the boat with the DWP?
    They're the only people to ask about that one.

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    Yes, self employed permitted work is allowed. (I've done some myself).

    There are rules of course as with any permitted work.

    Usually your ESA isn’t affected if you:
    • work and earn up to £20 a week
    • work and earn up to £104 a week doing work as part of a treatment programme, or supervised by someone from a local council or voluntary organisation
    • work less than 16 hours a week, and earn up to £104 a week for up to 52 weeks


    We had a similar post recently, I will try to track it down.

    As you are in support group there are no limits to the period where you can do permitted work.
    (Anyone on WRAG is subject to the 52week on / 52weeks off rule).

    EDIT
    Heres the link to that earlier post, it gives more explanation
    http://www.youreable.com/forums/show...ll=1#post76138
    Last edited by nukecad; 30-01-15 at 16:59.
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