Can I do "Permitted Work" on E.S.A even though I am in the "Support Group"?

Whilst on E.S.A, are you allowed to do 'Permitted Work'? Hi there, I have just recently migrated from Incapacity Benefit/Income Support/Disability Premium/Severe Disability Premium/Enhanced Disability Premium. I am also in receipt of D.L.A at High Rate Care and Low Rate Mobility. I was on High Rate Mobility but I had an Assessment and because my Condition has improved I am now on Low Rate Mobility. I requested the Assessment and was completely honest about my change of circumstances and informed them right away. Same goes for it my Condition worsens. Anyway. This is how they have worked out my E.S.A where it says "How Employment And Support Allowance Has Been Worked Out - The E.S.A Award:".......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Your Living Expenses: £67.50 Extra Money Because You Are Severely Disabled: £55.30 Extra Money Because Of The Disability Income Guarantee: £14.05 Extra Money Because You Are In The Support Group: £32.35 DLA - CARE COMP For You Is Not Counted As Income Towards Your E.S.A Allowance DLA - MOBIL COMP For You Is Not Counted As Income Towards Your E.S.A Allowance No Income Will Be Taken Off Your E.S.A TOTAL: £169.20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So would this mean that the "Extra Money Because You Are Severely Disabled: £55.30" is the Severe Disability Premium from Income Support? And the "Extra Money Because Of The Disability Income Guarantee: £14.05" is the is the Enhanced Disability Premium from Income Support? I was put into the Support Group straight away and didn't need a Medical Assessment or to send a Sick Note in. Now I was wondering if I am allowed to do 'Permitted Work' now I am in the Support Group? My Mum is a fully qualified Beautician AND Therapeutic Counsellor. I intended to open up my own Beauty Salon in my Mum's Extension but what if my Mum put the Business in her own name and paid me my 'Allowance' (which would be whatever the maximum is I am allowed to earn without it affecting my Benefits). Also, I don't mean to go behind D.W.P's back and my Mum slip me another couple of hundred. I wish to do everything 100% above board! Please know that I have ALWAYS been completely HONEST to the Job Centre and D.W.P whenever I have done Voluntary Work/Permitted Work/College Course and have never lost my Benefits because my 'Care Need's' haven't changed. I'd just like to point out that I get Direct Payments (which if you haven't heard of this is money from the Government/Local Authority which allows you to pay for a Carer of MY choice) and if I go to College to learn about Beauty then I would have my Support Worker with me when I attend. Also when I do 'Permitted Work'. Please don't call me a Scrounger. Believe me, what I wouldn't give to live a normal persons life. I'd give up the D.L.A tomorrow. I see things like floating dead corpses that have a putrid stench and spiders crawling all over me. I can Astral Project too (Lucid Dreaming) and merge Fantasy with Reality and sometimes cannot tell the difference. I hear 'The Voices' from Demonic Minions that cause me to be baneful to myself and others. I hear a voice inside my head from my Spirit Guide called 'Emma'. She is malicious and vindictive. She takes over my body sometimes and it is like I have NO control. I have committed Theft and Arson, Vandalism and Desecrate Churches whilst under her influence. I think my Flat is monitored by the Government via secret Cameras, etc.. I think that the Government want to monitor me and do this via a device they implanted in my body when I had my b****t Reduction. (I had this on the N.H.S because I am only 5-Ft Tall and had Size 36-H-Cup breasts!!! I was reduced to a 36-D-Cup). I just said that in-case anyone thinks I am scrounging off of the N.H.S. I don't have and didn't have £5,000 to spend on such a procedure. Also, other things that happen to me is that time sometimes stops still and everything around me like pauses for about 10 seconds. Other times I feel I can float away from my body and see myself from a-far. I have been diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia with Bi-Polar Tendencies and Psychosis. This is only a fallacy to cover up the truth that I am Satan's 'Chosen One'. Anyway, other things I was diagnosed with include... Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, O.C.D, Self Mutilation Disorder, HyperSomnia/InSomnia and Mobility Issues. I DID used to work before I was diagnosed with everything and I'd give anything to be able to work again. I used to LOVE my job working at Sainsbury's on the Check-Out's but got sacked after threatening somebody with a pair of Scissors because they called me a 'Schizo'. I got 'Sectioned' after that for 28 Weeks.. I have been in and out of Hospital over the past 7 years. I would love nothing more than to go back to work. I am NOT a Scrounger!

Asked By: PeggyLuXXX - 3/12/2012
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To answer your question, I think you need to contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) who will give you all the information you require. There services are free and they are extremely professional and everything is in confidence. Take care.
Answered By: Ali - 3/14/2012
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Answered By: Boolymoo - 3/12/2012
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