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TOPIC: Work placements/Permitted work in SG

Work placements/Permitted work in SG 2 weeks 5 days ago #194461


Would appreciate some help.

I've been homebound with chronic illness for several years.

I'm in SG currently, and want to see if it's possible to do work placements in a field of my interest before I was very sick. Or if this will affect my SG claim, and force me to withdraw from it.

Any work placement I got in my field would last around a month, and from what I'm aware the pay would be under £800.

Would taking this work, 30 days, threaten my claim? Is there stipulations that would jeopardise me in this context?

Thank you.

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Work placements/Permitted work in SG 2 weeks 3 days ago #194500

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I would normally recommend that you look at Permitted Work. however the wages you are talking about far exceed the maximum £120 per week that you can receive on PW.

Your only option would be to close your ESA claim, do the work and then re-claim ESA, providing you do this within 12 weeks of your ESA being closed then you should be able to make a rapid reclaim and be put back on to your current award.

You also need to consider whether the work you would be doing would contradict the reasons why you have been awarded ESA in the first place, as a deliberately silly example, if you qualified for ESA due to you mobility problems and took a job delivering the post then this would undoubtedly be a red flag to the DWP.


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