Login FormClose

Free, fortnightly PIP, ESA and DLA Updates

Our fortnightly updates bulletin is the UK's leading source of benefits news. Get the facts about what's changing, how it affects you and how to prepare. Our mailing list is securely managed by icontact in the US.
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password:
Remember me
Members
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: voluntary work?

voluntary work? 8 years 7 months ago #18058

HI. while getting stuff together for a benefit claim, i found that i might not have told the dwp about vol work i'd started some years ago. it must be noted though that although i was on the books of the RNIB and IT can help, i got no work for years and years. what are the ramifications of this if I tell them now? it was an oversight on my part. i will tell them, i just wish to know if i'm gonna get the book thrown at me. thanks. these two orgs are charities btw.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re:voluntary work? 8 years 7 months ago #18073

martin
wilsher wrote:

HI. while getting stuff together for a benefit claim, i found that i might not have told the dwp about vol work i'd started some years ago. it must be noted though that although i was on the books of the RNIB and IT can help, i got no work for years and years. what are the ramifications of this if I tell them now? it was an oversight on my part. i will tell them, i just wish to know if i'm gonna get the book thrown at me. thanks. these two orgs are charities btw.


Although claimants of social security benefits are obliged to obtain permission from the DWP before starting voluntary work, especially if they are receiving sickness/disability benefits, there is nothing to stop you from informing the DWP now that you are doing voluntary work as it is better late than never, than not at all.

There are some guides that deal with voluntary work while claiming benefits, which are available in the work resources section.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems

Re:voluntary work? 8 years 7 months ago #18077

martin
wilsher wrote:

hi, i have informed them by letter today, though i made nothing from the vol work, indeed, i got no vol work from the two orgs that i forgot to inform them of. hmm, now i have another issue with claim of income support, but will post about that in another post, and that's spacifically blindness related, as i am blind. i will blog about that right now.


I am sorry, I should have realised you were blind from your original post before referring you to the work resources section guides.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems

Re:voluntary work? 8 years 7 months ago #18078

no problem diamond, i can read these things thanks to some expencive tech, but my next rant is about how govt gateway work. they ask questins to make statement over phone, but omit to ask some questions that are on the statement when you get it, to which you have answers to give. roarhrhr. this means i have to go to job centre to fill out form! so i cannot fill out my own forms independantly , again!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: bro58GordonMrs HurtybackIzzy1010LisaJenny Clarke