Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA and work.

Glen1963Glen1963 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I am on ESA in the support group and I have been offered a full time job but I'm worried it may not be suitable and I'm worried about losing my benefits. I have heard that you can keep your ESA for a short while to see how the work goes. Anybody done this??

ESA and work. 2 votes

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Glen and welcome

    Any work you do should not be in conflict with your reason for claiming ESA

    for example, if your claim is about mobility then a job as a postman may not be a good idea

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • tommtomm Member Posts: 227 Pioneering
    edited November 2017
    If you have mobiltyissues then most jobs would be out of the question really, because you have to be able to get to and from the work place, even using the imaginary wheelchair  you may struggle on public transport during peak times, ( which are typicaly 7-9am and 4-6pm) and most areas  So that may rule out most 9-5 jobs
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