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    • Trent_SC
    • By Trent_SC 7th Aug 18, 4:24 PM
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    Declaring work while receiving ESA
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    Declaring work while receiving ESA 7th Aug 18 at 4:24 PM

    Apologies for diving in with a request for advice...

    I'm currently receiving income-based ESA after a breakdown earlier this year. I'm signed off work, but a short opportunity for a couple of days' freelance work has come up which I think I can cope with.

    Under normal circumstances I'd invoice half up front and half when the writing project is complete, but I'm wondering how best to structure my declaration to the DWP - I want to ensure I follow the rules as much as possible. Both halves will take me over the threshold for earnings, and I'm fine with losing benefit for the period that I declare. The question is, though, what do I declare and when do I declare it.

    Do I declare the work as I do it (in one block of 2-3 days), or the income as I receive it (in 2 tranches as it's paid)?

    Thanks in advance.

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