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1 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Benefit rules are very complex, but changes to Housing Benefit from 1 st April 2010 brought a welcome change. Many people are now able to earn and keep up to £97.50 a week, as well as their incapacity- related benefits. Who is this guide for? This guide is written for you if you get benefits because a health condition or disability makes it difficult to work but you would like to work part-time. You can use it to work out what you can earn before the benefits trap affects you. Who else might use this guide? You might also want to discuss it with a friend, family member, support worker or employer. What does Permitted Work mean? If you get benefits because a health condition or disability makes it difficult to work, you can earn some money before your benefits are affected. Jobcentre Plus calls this 'Permitted Work'. It means you can work under 16 hours a week and the amount you can earn depends on the type of benefit you get and your personal circumstances. How to use this online guide 1. Click the green Go To Guide button 2. Answer the questions by clicking Yes or No and follow the arrows to find out: - what you need to do; and - how much you can earn before your benefits are affected. 3. To quit this guide use the ESC button on your keyboard. 4. You can download the guides in PDF format by clicking here. 5. You can visit our website at any point by clicking the Social Firms UK logo in the top right hand corner. Permitted Work WHAT YOU CAN EARN BEFORE IT AFFECTS YOUR BENEFITS Go To Guide

2 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get a benefit because a health condition or disability makes it difficult for you to work? YesNo Permitted Work WHAT YOU CAN EARN BEFORE IT AFFECTS YOUR BENEFITS From 1 April 2010 some people can earn more money and still keep all of their benefits - if they work under 16 hours a week. The Permitted Work limits shown in the charts are correct from October 2010 go back to start

3 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get a benefit because a health condition or disability makes it difficult for you to work? Yes Employment & Support Allowance – Support Group (ESA-SG). Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA ). Income Support for incapacity. If you get any of the benefits below you can earn up to £20 per week if you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1. To see how much more you could earn and keep, click below on the main benefit you get. If a couple living together both get incapacity-related benefits, their joint earnings must not exceed the relevant limit. Both partners CANNOT each earn up to the limit. Permitted Work WHAT YOU CAN EARN BEFORE IT AFFECTS YOUR BENEFITS From 1 April 2010 some people can earn more money and still keep all of their benefits - if they work under 16 hours a week. The Permitted Work limits shown in the charts are correct from October 2010 go back to start re-do

4 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Employment & Support Allowance – Support Group (ESA-SG). Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA ). Income Support for incapacity. Click here to find out how you can earn up to £97.50 a week and keep the same benefits. Permitted Work WHAT YOU CAN EARN BEFORE IT AFFECTS YOUR BENEFITS From 1 April 2010 some people can earn more money and still keep all of their benefits - if they work under 16 hours a week. The Permitted Work limits shown in the charts are correct from October 2010 go back to start re-do Do you get a benefit because a health condition or disability makes it difficult for you to work? Yes If you get any of the benefits below you can earn up to £20 per week if you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1. To see how much more you could earn and keep, click below on the main benefit you get. If a couple living together both get incapacity-related benefits, their joint earnings must not exceed the relevant limit. Both partners CANNOT each earn up to the limit.

5 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Click here to find out how you can earn up to £97.50 a week and keep the same benefits. Employment & Support Allowance – Support Group (ESA-SG). Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA ) Income Support for incapacity. Do you get a benefit because a health condition or disability makes it difficult for you to work? Yes If you get any of the benefits below you can earn up to £20 per week if you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1. To see how much more you could earn and keep, click below on the main benefit you get. Permitted Work WHAT YOU CAN EARN BEFORE IT AFFECTS YOUR BENEFITS From 1 April 2010 some people can earn more money and still keep all of their benefits - if they work under 16 hours a week. The Permitted Work limits shown in the charts are correct from October 2010 go back to start re-do If a couple living together both get incapacity-related benefits, their joint earnings must not exceed the relevant limit. Both partners CANNOT each earn up to the limit.

6 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Employment & Support Allowance – Support Group (ESA-SG). Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA ). Income Support for incapacity. Do you get Income Support top up or Income Support for mortgage interest? No Yes If a couple living together both get incapacity-related benefits, their joint earnings must not exceed the relevant limit. Both partners CANNOT each earn up to the limit. Permitted Work WHAT YOU CAN EARN BEFORE IT AFFECTS YOUR BENEFITS From 1 April 2010 some people can earn more money and still keep all of their benefits - if they work under 16 hours a week. The Permitted Work limits shown in the charts are correct from October 2010 re-do go back to start Do you get a benefit because a health condition or disability makes it difficult for you to work? Yes If you get any of the benefits below you can earn up to £20 per week if you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1. To see how much more you could earn and keep, click below on the main benefit you get.

7 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Click here to find out how you can earn up to £97.50 a week and keep the same benefits. Employment & Support Allowance – Support Group (ESA-SG). Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA ). Income Support for incapacity. Do you get Income Support top up or Income Support for mortgage interest? No Permitted Work WHAT YOU CAN EARN BEFORE IT AFFECTS YOUR BENEFITS From 1 April 2010 some people can earn more money and still keep all of their benefits - if they work under 16 hours a week. The Permitted Work limits shown in the charts are correct from October 2010 go back to start re-do If a couple living together both get incapacity-related benefits, their joint earnings must not exceed the relevant limit. Both partners CANNOT each earn up to the limit. Do you get a benefit because a health condition or disability makes it difficult for you to work? Yes If you get any of the benefits below you can earn up to £20 per week if you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1. To see how much more you could earn and keep, click below on the main benefit you get.

8 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Employment & Support Allowance – Support Group (ESA-SG). Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA ). Income Support for incapacity. Do you get Income Support top up or Income Support for mortgage interest? Yes Click here to see how Income Support is affected if you earn up to £97.50 a week but other benefits stay the same. Do you get a benefit because a health condition or disability makes it difficult for you to work? Yes If you get any of the benefits below you can earn up to £20 per week if you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1. To see how much more you could earn and keep, click below on the main benefit you get. Permitted Work WHAT YOU CAN EARN BEFORE IT AFFECTS YOUR BENEFITS From 1 April 2010 some people can earn more money and still keep all of their benefits - if they work under 16 hours a week. The Permitted Work limits shown in the charts are correct from October 2010 re-do go back to start If a couple living together both get incapacity-related benefits, their joint earnings must not exceed the relevant limit. Both partners CANNOT each earn up to the limit.

9 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Employment & Support Allowance – Support Group (ESA-SG). Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA ). Income Support for incapacity. Click here to see how your benefit will be affected if you earn between £20 and £97.50 a week. Permitted Work WHAT YOU CAN EARN BEFORE IT AFFECTS YOUR BENEFITS From 1 April 2010 some people can earn more money and still keep all of their benefits - if they work under 16 hours a week. The 'Permitted Work' limits shown in the charts are correct from October 2010 go back to start re-do Do you get a benefit because a health condition or disability makes it difficult for you to work? Yes If you get any of the benefits below you can earn up to £20 per week if you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1. To see how much more you could earn and keep, click below on the main benefit you get. If a couple living together both get incapacity-related benefits, their joint earnings must not exceed the relevant limit. Both partners CANNOT each earn up to the limit.

10 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get a benefit because a health condition or disability makes it difficult for you to work? No This guide is not for you. Click here to see who this guide is for. 'Permitted Work WHAT YOU CAN EARN BEFORE IT AFFECTS YOUR BENEFITS From 1 April 2010 some people can earn more money and still keep all of their benefits - if they work under 16 hours a week. The 'Permitted Work' limits shown in the charts are correct from October 2010 re-do

11 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get Employment & Support Allowance – Support Group? No Yes Chart 1 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Support Group re-do go back to start

12 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get Employment & Support Allowance – Support Group? As long as you notify Jobcentre Plus on form PW1 you can earn up to £97.50 per week, indefinitely. This wont affect your Employment & Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance or Council Tax Benefit, You will be better off by £97.50 less any tax due. Yes Chart 1 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Support Group re-do go back to start Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

13 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get Employment & Support Allowance – Support Group? No This chart is not for you. Please click here and select the main benefit you get. Chart 1 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Support Group go back to start re-do Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

14 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Which benefit do you get? Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). Yes No Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance go back to start Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job?

15 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm? Which benefit do you get? Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). Yes No Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance go back to start re-do Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job?

16 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm? Which benefit do you get? Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). Yes No Yes Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance go back to start re-do Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Have you and your support worker completed Form PW1, which you can get from Jobcentre Plus?

17 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance Which benefit do you get? Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). Yes As long as you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1 you can earn up to £97.50 per week for up to 1 year. This wont affect your ESA, IB, SDA, Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance or Council Tax Benefit. You will be better off by £97.50 less any tax due. Important - see Note 1 No Yes Note 1 The 1 year period starts from the first week you earn over £20. It runs even if you earn over £20 a week just once during that year. Always keep a note of when the year started because the maximum amount you can earn after the year ends goes back to £20 a week. After another year on the £20 limit, if youre still getting the same benefits, you can earn up to £97.50 a week again. go back to start re-do Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm? Have you and your support worker completed Form PW1, which you can get from Jobcentre Plus? Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

18 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Which benefit do you get? Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). Yes If you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1 and they agree, you can earn up to £97.50 per week, indefinitely. This wont affect your ESA, IB, SDA, Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance or Council Tax Benefit. You will be better of by £97.50 less any tax due. Yes Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance go back to start re-do Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm? Have you and your support worker completed Form PW1, which you can get from Jobcentre Plus? Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

19 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Which benefit do you get? Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). No As long as you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1 you can earn up to £97.50 per week for up to 1 year. This wont affect your ESA, IB, SDA, Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance or Council Tax Benefit. You will be better off by £97.50 less any tax due. Important - see Note 1 Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance go back to start re-do Note 1 The 1 year period starts from the first week you earn over £20. It runs even if you earn over £20 a week just once during that year. Always keep a note of when the year started because the maximum amount you can earn after the year ends goes back to £20 a week. After another year on the £20 limit, if youre still getting the same benefits, you can earn up to £97.50 a week again. Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

20 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Which benefit do you get? Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). Yes As long as you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1 you can earn up to £97.50 per week for up to 1 year. This wont affect your ESA, IB, SDA, Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance or Council Tax Benefit. You will be better off by £97.50 less any tax due. Important - see Note 1 No Note 1 The 1 year period starts from the first week you earn over £20. It runs even if you earn over £20 a week just once during that year. Always keep a note of when the year started because the maximum amount you can earn after the year ends goes back to £20 a week. After another year on the £20 limit, if youre still getting the same benefits, you can earn up to £97.50 a week again. Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance go back to start re-do Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm? Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

21 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Which benefit do you get? Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related (ESA-WR). Yes As long as you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1 you can earn up to £97.50 per week for up to 1 year. This wont affect your ESA, IB, SDA, Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance or Council Tax Benefit. You will be better off by £97.50 less any tax due. Important - see Note 1 No Yes Note 1 The 1 year period starts from the first week you earn over £20. It runs even if you earn over £20 a week just once during that year. Always keep a note of when the year started because the maximum amount you can earn after the year ends goes back to £20 a week. After another year on the £20 limit, if youre still getting the same benefits, you can earn up to £97.50 a week again. Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance go back to start re-do Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm? Have you and your support worker completed Form PW1, which you can get from Jobcentre Plus? Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

22 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Which benefit do you get? Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) Yes No Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance go back to start Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments.

23 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Which benefit do you get? Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) Yes No Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance re-do go back to start Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job?

24 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Which benefit do you get? Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) Yes No Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance go back to start re-do Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm?

25 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Which benefit do you get? Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) Yes No Yes No Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance go back to start re-do Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm? Have you and your support worker completed Form PW1, which you can get from Jobcentre Plus?

26 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Which benefit do you get? Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) Yes If you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1 and they agree, you can earn up to £97.50 per week, indefinitely. This wont affect your ESA, IB, SDA, Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance or Council Tax Benefit. You will be better of by £97.50 less any tax due. Yes No Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance go back to start re-do Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm? Have you and your support worker completed Form PW1, which you can get from Jobcentre Plus? Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

27 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Which benefit do you get? Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) If you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1 and they agree, you can earn up to £97.50 per week, indefinitely. This wont affect your ESA, IB, SDA, Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance or Council Tax Benefit. You will be better of by £97.50 less any tax due. Yes Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance go back to start re-do Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

28 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) No As long as you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1 you can earn up to £97.50 per week for up to 1 year. This wont affect your ESA, IB, SDA, Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance or Council Tax Benefit. You will be better off by £97.50 less any tax due. Important - see Note 1 No Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. Note 1 The 1 year period starts from the first week you earn over £20. It runs even if you earn over £20 a week just once during that year. Always keep a note of when the year started because the maximum amount you can earn after the year ends goes back to £20 a week. After another year on the £20 limit, if youre still getting the same benefits, you can earn up to £97.50 a week again. Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance go back to start re-do Which benefit do you get? Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

29 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm? Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) Yes As long as you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1 you can earn up to £97.50 per week for up to 1 year. This wont affect your ESA, IB, SDA, Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance or Council Tax Benefit. You will be better off by £97.50 less any tax due. Important - see Note 1 No Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance go back to start re-do Note 1 The 1 year period starts from the first week you earn over £20. It runs even if you earn over £20 a week just once during that year. Always keep a note of when the year started because the maximum amount you can earn after the year ends goes back to £20 a week. After another year on the £20 limit, if youre still getting the same benefits, you can earn up to £97.50 a week again. Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. Which benefit do you get? Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

30 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Have you and your support worker completed Form PW1, which you can get from Jobcentre Plus? Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm? Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Which benefit do you get? Incapacity Benefit (IB) or Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA) Yes As long as you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1 you can earn up to £97.50 per week for up to 1 year. This wont affect your ESA, IB, SDA, Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance or Council Tax Benefit. You will be better off by £97.50 less any tax due. Important - see Note 1 No Yes No Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. Note 1 The 1 year period starts from the first week you earn over £20. It runs even if you earn over £20 a week just once during that year. Always keep a note of when the year started because the maximum amount you can earn after the year ends goes back to £20 a week. After another year on the £20 limit, if youre still getting the same benefits, you can earn up to £97.50 a week again. Chart 2 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Employment & Support Allowance – Work Related or Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance re-do go back to start Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

31 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get Income Support for incapacity as your main benefit for living costs? Yes No Chart 3 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Income Support for incapacity. re-do go back to start

32 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get Income Support for incapacity as your main benefit for living costs? Yes No Chart 3 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Income Support for incapacity. re-do go back to start Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments.

33 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get Income Support for incapacity as your main benefit for living costs? Yes No Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. Chart 3 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Income Support for incapacity. re-do go back to start Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job?

34 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get Income Support for incapacity as your main benefit for living costs? Yes No Chart 3 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Income Support for incapacity. re-do go back to start Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm?

35 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get Income Support for incapacity as your main benefit for living costs? Yes No Chart 3 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Income Support for incapacity. Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm? go back to start re-do Have you and your support worker completed Form PW1, which you can get from Jobcentre Plus?

36 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get Income Support for incapacity as your main benefit for living costs? If you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1. and they agree, you can earn up to £97.50 a week, indefinitely. BUT youll only be £20 a week better off because your Income Support will be reduced for earnings over £20 pw. Yes No Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm? Have you and your support worker completed Form PW1, which you can get from Jobcentre Plus? Chart 3 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Income Support for incapacity. re-do go back to start Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

37 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get Income Support for incapacity as your main benefit for living costs? This chart is not for you. Please click here and select the benefit you get. No Chart 3 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Income Support for incapacity. go back to start re-do Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

38 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get Income Support for incapacity as your main benefit for living costs? If you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1. and they agree, you can earn up to £97.50 a week, indefinitely. BUT youll only be £20 a week better off because your Income Support will be reduced for earnings over £20 pw. Yes Chart 3 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Income Support for incapacity. Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. re-do go back to start Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

39 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Do you get Income Support for incapacity as your main benefit for living costs? If you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1 you can earn up to £97.50 a week for up to 1 year. BUT youll only be £20 a week better off because your Income Support will be reduced if you earn over £20 pw. Important see note 1. Yes No Chart 3 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Income Support for incapacity. re-do go back to start Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Note 1 The 1 year period starts from the first week you earn over £20. It runs even if you earn over £20 a week just once during that year. Always keep a note of when the year started because the maximum amount you can earn after the year ends goes back to £20 a week. After another year on the £20 limit, if youre still getting the same benefits, you can earn up to £97.50 a week again. Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

40 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm? Do you get Income Support for incapacity as your main benefit for living costs? If you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1 you can earn up to £97.50 a week for up to 1 year. BUT youll only be £20 a week better off because your Income Support will be reduced if you earn over £20 pw. Important see note 1. Yes No Chart 3 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Income Support for incapacity. re-do go back to start Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Note 1 The 1 year period starts from the first week you earn over £20. It runs even if you earn over £20 a week just once during that year. Always keep a note of when the year started because the maximum amount you can earn after the year ends goes back to £20 a week. After another year on the £20 limit, if youre still getting the same benefits, you can earn up to £97.50 a week again. Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

41 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 If you notify Jobcentre Plus on Form PW1 you can earn up to £97.50 a week for up to 1 year. BUT youll only be £20 a week better off because your Income Support will be reduced if you earn over £20 pw. Important see note 1. Yes No Is this provided by someone who works for any of the following – NHS, local authority, voluntary or community organisation, Social Firm? Do you get Income Support for incapacity as your main benefit for living costs? Yes No Jobcentre Plus has said you DO NOT need to keep having medical assessments. Do you get personal support to help you get and stay in a job? Have you and your support worker completed Form PW1, which you can get from Jobcentre Plus? Chart 3 What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Income Support for incapacity. re-do go back to start Note 1 The 1 year period starts from the first week you earn over £20. It runs even if you earn over £20 a week just once during that year. Always keep a note of when the year started because the maximum amount you can earn after the year ends goes back to £20 a week. After another year on the £20 limit, if youre still getting the same benefits, you can earn up to £97.50 a week again. Click here to print this flowchart To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.

42 Produced by Social Firms UK with benefits information provided by Judy Scott Consultancy © Copyright Social Firms UK 2010 You are allowed to work under 16 hours a week. But if you work and get Income Support top up or Income Support for mortgage interest as well as Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance, you will lose any Income Support over £20. But you can keep your Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance plus your Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance and Council Tax Benefit in full. Look at this example: Frankie has been offered a job at a local Social Firm paying £80 after tax for 12 hours work a week. Frankie has told Jobcentre Plus about the job and they have said that it is OK, because its for less than 16 hours a week and he would earn less than the £97.50 per week limit. At the moment he gets £ a week in benefits. This is made up of: Severe Disablement Allowance £ Income Support top up £ Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit £ If Frankie takes the job he would only lose £26.90 of Income Support but keep all the other benefits and, of course, his earnings. So if he takes the job, his weekly income would be £ Example What you can earn if you work under 16 hours a week and get Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance and Income Support top up or Income Support for mortgage interest go back to start IMPORTANT: Now click here to see whether you can earn up to £97.50 a week for up to 1 year or indefinitely. Click here to print this page. To Exit, press the ESC key on your keyboard.


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