Permitted Work

Universal Credit work allowances have risen. The new allowances only apply to people who have a disability and those with dependent children. 

The new rates are £287 per month (up from £198) for those who have housing costs and £503 per month (up from £409) for those people who do not have housing costs. The earnings taper remains at 63% for any income above these allowances.

https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/Work-allowance-Universal-Credit

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Universal Credit, Permitted Work
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) have published Universal Credit for single disabled people which shows how single disabled people are up to £300 worse off every month when they transfer to Universal Credit due to the different income rules.

CAB worked with their advisers and other disability and health charities to identify areas where Universal Credit improves support for disabled people, has reduced support compared to the legacy system, and may generate unintended consequences as this group of people continue to move on to the new benefit.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Permitted Work
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

The ESA Decisionmaker's guide contains guidance around exempt and permitted work. The guidance is in sections 41186 to 41262 of the guide.

If you’re claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), fill in the permitted work form, attached below, before you start any paid or unpaid work. This should be sent it to the Jobcentre Plus office that deals with your benefit. They will tell you if the work you want to do meets the permitted work conditions.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Permitted Work
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

This Commons Libray briefing paper gives an overview of the Permitted Work rules, which allow people in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to do some paid work without it affecting their benefits.

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