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    • msrt5mp2
    • By msrt5mp2 7th Sep 17, 1:17 PM
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    Working 25 hours
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    • 7th Sep 17, 1:17 PM
    Working 25 hours 7th Sep 17 at 1:17 PM
    Hi I'm looking for advice,

    I am currently on ESA support group with housing benefit due to mental health issues.

    I have been offered a job that I would be able to do from home but it seems this is a problem and would leave me worse off so I am just checking I am reading things correctly. As far as I can see....

    For up to 16 hours this is permitted work and my current benefits would not be affected

    For 30 hours I would get working tax credit / its equivalent in universal credit

    For 17-29 hours I would get no support at all and would be worse off than I am currently


    Could anyone help me that this is correct? I really want to get back to work but I cannot afford to be worse off as seems would be the case working 25 hours

    Thank you for your help
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    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 7th Sep 17, 1:31 PM
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    Do you meet the criteria for the disability element of WTC?

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/534178/TC956_04_16_1.0.pdf
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    • By TELLIT01 7th Sep 17, 3:06 PM
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    For up to 16 hours this is permitted work and my current benefits would not be affected
    Originally posted by msrt5mp2
    It's not that simple. Permitted Work is precisely that, work which DWP permits a claimant to do. A claimant can't simply start work without the agreement of DWP. There is also an income limit as well as a limit on working hours. It's not just a case that you can work 16 hours without benefit being affected. Far too many people are given that impression.
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