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Incapacity Benefit and Permitted Work



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May 27, 2008
Hi there,

Interested in hearing anyones experiences of this.

I'm just starting to dip my toe back into the labour market (one hour a day as a midday supervisor / dinner lady) and am doing it as permitted work. I've been told that I can only do this for one year after which they will reduce my incapacity benefit unless I'm being supervised. Supervision means the work can be permitted indefinitely.

Does anyone know the rules on who can act as a supervisor. The person who filled out my form for me says she can't be that person as it means someone supervising on a formal daily basis. Is this the case??


Honey, xx


This is from the directgov website;

Supported Permitted Work means work that is supervised by someone who is employed by a public or local authority or a voluntary organisation, and whose job it is to arrange work for disabled people. This could be work done in the community or in a sheltered workshop. It also includes work as part of a hospital treatment programme.

Maybe contact some at the LEA your school is under and see if they have a disability at work contact there?

Hope that helps :)

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