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    • mowermick
    • By mowermick 15th Apr 18, 4:18 PM
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    Start Working Again After ESA Permitted Work
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    Start Working Again After ESA Permitted Work 15th Apr 18 at 4:18 PM
    Greetings!

    For the past few years I have been unable to work due to long-term illness. Because of this, up until last autumn, I received Employment Support Allowance. That has now come to an end. As my condition improved I managed to take on some "permitted work" which involved simple gardening jobs for older ladies who I already knew socially. Jobcentre Plus managed all this and provided a P60 each year.

    With the arrival of Spring I am being asked if I can continue to help out. I can manage around 4 hours per day, 3-4 days per week. I expect to receive less than 4000 total income for the year.

    Now that I no longer receive benefits, how do I move on without Jobcentre Plus?
    Do I need to register as self-employed or register with HMRC for self-assessment or both?
    (What else do I need to know: I've checked the relevant websites but am still unclear.)

    Thanks in advance for your patience and wisdom.
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    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 15th Apr 18, 4:23 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 4:23 PM
    Confused, sorry!

    When did your ESA end? And why? I am reading your post and believe that ESA stopped last Autumn?

    So what have you been living on since?
    • mowermick
    • By mowermick 15th Apr 18, 4:38 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 4:38 PM
    Ended last autumn.
    I no longer satisfy all the new criteria: DLA/ESA has been replaced.
    My partner has a modest income and somehow we make ends meet.
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    • By pmlindyloo 15th Apr 18, 4:44 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 4:44 PM
    Ended last autumn.
    I no longer satisfy all the new criteria: DLA/ESA has been replaced.
    My partner has a modest income and somehow we make ends meet.
    Originally posted by mowermick
    Thanks.

    So you will have to register as self employed and for self assessment. Useful guide here:

    https://startups.co.uk/how-to-register-as-a-self-employed-sole-trader-or-freelancer/

    You may also be entitled to some further help depending on your wife's income and savings etc.

    Put your and your wife's details into the benefits calculator on www.turn2us.org.uk
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