well this is probably no surprise but i have been looking over something in great depths and i am still no closer to an answer that i am looking for
the question is ‘can i work without it affecting my benefits?’
i mean there is no way i could work full time its just totally unrealistic but i have been thinking and i think i could possibly work part time under 16 hrs as long as it is something i enjoy and is not stressful (like college)
i think i could manage that ‘maybe’
so i have been looking and there is this thing called permitted work and i have looked at it before but it always keeps coming up and i get excited, the last time i looked i asked the advice centre and they advised me not to try it because it is too risky and they could not garauntee that it would not effect my benefits so i didnt go for it and i ended up in college,
so i have been looking at it again but it is very, very tricky. how can i assure the benefits agency that i cannot work full time and come off benefits but i can do part time permitted work job under 16 hrs?
i can see there eyes rolling and i can hear them thinking ‘this guy cannot be serious’ they’ll think i’m a fraud, but i am not making this up.
permitted work would allow me to earn about £100 a week on top of benefits which is a substantial amount and i could really use that money. its not all about the money tho, to be fair i really need something to do and the money would be a bonus if i got that.
its just so hard to work out all of the legislation around this ‘permitted work’ you’d think it’d be easy but noooo, i wish someone could explain it clearly to me so that i could understand, all of these rules are just too confusing.