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TOPIC: selling personal posessions while on income suppor

selling personal posessions while on income suppor 9 years 5 days ago #18570

hi, i am claiming income support, can i sell personal items while claiming this benefit? thanks.

Re:selling personal posessions while on income suppor 9 years 4 days ago #18577

Hi Martin,

Selling the odd personal possession that is no longer of use is OK. But anything that appears to the DWP to constitute 'trading' would threaten your benefits.

Good luck,

Steve

Re:selling personal posessions while on income suppor 9 years 4 days ago #18592

  • Loose Cannon
I think this says it all about this disfunctional country. Why should any citizen of this land have to sell their personal possessions? The Labour Government should hang their heads. I'm going to write to GBrown about this.

Re:selling personal posessions while on income suppor 9 years 4 days ago #18598

i'm lling stuff i no longer need, such as unwanted electronics etc. that's all. it's just that i have recently started claiming IS, and am worried they'd get pissy about it, even though i am making losses on what i sell. a perkins brailler for £260 for example, that's over half price. cheers.

Re:selling personal posessions while on income suppor 9 years 4 days ago #18599

i'm selling stuff i've had for years, surely trading is buying stuff to sell on at a profit? my research on this matter tells me it's okay, including reading around the subject, but this govt are so picky about what we do these days. i've never hated a government so much before.
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