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10% bonus given at work

Bella10Bella10 Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi everyone hope ur all well.
just needing some advice. I currently get esa permitted work and I only do 13hrs a wk as I’m disabled. I send my wage slip every month to esa to prove I earn less than ur allowed to. But with the outbreak of coronavirus my company has decided to give us all a 10% bonus on the hrs we work which will then take me ova the limit to earn ova the nxt few months. Wat happens now? 
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,500 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    With permitted work, if you have earnings of more than £131.50 per week after deductions then you won't be entitled to any ESA and it will stop. All changes need to be reported.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Bella10Bella10 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Even tho this bonus is only for the nxt 3 Months just as a reward to all staff due to hard work while dealing with the coronavirus? Wen u say afta deductions wats included in that? Wud it be retirement savings, Usdaw, simplyhealth? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,500 Disability Gamechanger
    £131.50 is the maximum amount you can earn each week, deductions are tax and NI. If you earn more than this during any week then you won't be entitled to ESA and it will stop.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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