You might be able to work and still claim ESA. It depends on how much you’ll get paid and the hours you do.
If you do ‘permitted work’ it will not usually affect your ESA. It’s permitted work if both the following apply:
There’s no limit on how many weeks your permitted work can last for.
You can do ‘supported permitted work’ and earn up to £125.50 a week. Supported permitted work must be one of the following:
Fill in form PW1 and send it to the Jobcentre Plus office that deals with your benefit.
You need to tell Jobcentre Plus if you do any volunteer work (this normally does not affect your ESA).