Just want to check something. I am on ESA in the support group and have been for about 15 months. Obviously I haven’t been working during this time.
I have however just had a request through from my old freelance agent to do some work for a client remotely at my home. If I accept this how would this affect my current claim for ESA. The work would probably take a week or two to complete.
The rate would be £18 per hour, so would roughly be say £600-£700 per week before tax. It would also be paid through the PAYE system.
I wouldn’t normally consider any work as mobility, fatique and pain issues but seeing as I do this at home on my computer choosing my own hours / breaks etc it has become more interesting prospect. Should it just be a complete thanks for the offer but it isn’t worth it given the amount of hassle I would have from the DWP.
I am not really wanting to ring DWP to check this incase they say “oh you are thinking of doing a weeks work therefore you shouldn’t be in the support group” type thing.
Thanks for any advice you could give on this everyone