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TOPIC: Earning for charity on ESA

Earning for charity on ESA 1 week 5 days ago #239966

My daughter is on ESA and is in the support group.

As a hobby, and when she has the energy, she composes and records music with a view to selling it online. Any money she makes will be going to charity.

How does this affect her ESA? She anticipates earning much less than the £131 per week; does she have to inform the DWP that she is doing this?

I am assuming that she will need to register as self-employed, but I realise this is outside the remit of this forum. However, if she does register as self-employed solely for the purpose of this charity selling thing, would that too affect her benefits?

Thanks

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Earning for charity on ESA 1 week 5 days ago #239979

Drax

She can do it as Permitted Work, there is a guide to this in the ESA section. earning under PW will not affect her ESA.

She also needs to check if there is any tax implication.

Gordon
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Earning for charity on ESA 1 week 5 days ago #239988

Thanks Gordon. I found the PDF about permitted work, and ite suggests getting independent advice, and says that "You can find out where to go for
advice from the Getting help with your benefits section of the Benefits and Work website".

I can't find that section; I realise it may have been renamed - please can you tell me where it is?

Thanks again

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Earning for charity on ESA 1 week 5 days ago #239992

Hi Drax

Link below for help with benefits.

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/help

BIS

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Earning for charity on ESA 1 week 5 days ago #239995

Thank you Bis, but where does it tell me where to find out about getting independent advice, like it suggests I do in that guide?

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Earning for charity on ESA 1 week 5 days ago #239997

Hi Drax

I clicked on BIS's link and found the following site .... If you need specific benefits advice, you can download our FREE, 12 page guide to getting help with your benefits. www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/images/image/s.../getting_help_v3.pdf

The fact sheet is dated May 2014, I have had a quick check and a number of telephone numbers are out of date so you may want to check on line for up to date contact details.

If you cannot find what you are looking for then try Disability Information Advice Line (DIAL) or Citizens Advice

Gary

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