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TOPIC: Are there know working options

Are there know working options 3 weeks 14 hours ago #196600

Hello all, I have a query, one the DWP staff can't seem to answer, check the internet is what they say. No information of any depth.
I'm bi-polar, I get all of the support allowances for it, up to severely disabled. As a hobby I have printed my own T-shirts, with my own art. I wondering is there any route to try and turn this into some kind of p/time work. I can work the hours I want, at home.
This could be either self employed or running a small company with me as sole owner/ director. [Yes, I have been asked Why bother]
Dealing with the Job Center is like dancing in a mine field with a blind fold on. I only want to go there when I have a plan.
Being told you are unemployable, does not stop me wanting to work, or at least try. The idea is to build a job around my mental health issues, not try and bend them to the needs of others.
Any help or advice is welcome.
Many Thanks

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Are there know working options 3 weeks 13 hours ago #196614

Cynical

You can do Permitted Work, this allows you to work whilst still retaining your ESA, there's a guide in the ESA section that covers this.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help-for-claimants/esa1

Just be aware that the DWP may make assumptions about your capabilities if this T-Shirt printing would be at odds with any of the reasons that you have been awarded ESA, so think carefully before pursuing the matter.

Gordon

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