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Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX i moved i was doing permitted work on a business ebay account under ESA, which they knew about but i wasnt actually drawing a wage from it, any turnover was being ploughed back in. So nothing was withdrawn to my bank account. I have now had to stop this due to health declining.
But on the 2 months bank statements there is no other income (Just esa, and DLA - which isnt means tested) just those paypal payments.
Not the £300 no as it was just bits and pieces sold from around the house
Yes i kept them fully informed about the ebay business account. On ESA i was told you can earn up to £20 a week as long as you are on the benefit, or up to £95 a week for a year.
As i hadnt made any profit and was working at a loss i advised i was earning under the £20 a week rule, the idea was not to earn money but to build up a reputation so that if my health improves i have a career opportunity.
Okay thanks i will provide the full statements and also declare i have two others and provide statements and advise i didnt think about them.
I do have another similar question relating to this scenario - The joint tenant i share with and who also has to provide bank statements, he received £6000 inheritance which he spent very quickly on large items including a car, although this would not have put him over the limit at which it affects h/b would this be a big problem if they found out? If i need to submit another question let me know thanks its just that we are both submitting our info together
He is in same situation as me, esa and housing benefit
Okay but it wouldnt class as an overpayment of housing benefit i imagine as you can have 6k before they start making deductions to the award so i assume its a case of failing to declare and i guess all we need to know is what the worst case scenario if they did find out? Would it be a warning or something more serious?
Okay thank you but i thought you ould have up to 6k without it affecting h/b so surely there wouldnt be an overpayment
Thank you very happy with response
I think i have rated now any problems let me know.
Many thanks i will definitely be returning if i need further advice on anything in the future!