Employment Additional Information

Permitted Work

People on one of the following benefits are able to earn some money while they stay on their benefit:

  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
  • Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA).
  • National insurance Credits (NI Credits).
  • Income support because of incapacity for work.

Income Support

You can earn up to £20 per week.

ESA/SDA/NI Credits – Permitted Work

You can earn up to £120 a week, after tax and national insurance deductions, without affecting your benefit. The work must be for less than 16 hours a week.

Supported Permitted Work: a job where you are supervised by someone who is employed by a public or local authority or community or voluntary group which provides or finds work for people with disabilities.

Access to Work

An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support such as:

  • Special or adapted equipment.
  • Fares to work if you can’t use public transport.
  • A support worker, a job coach or a support service.
  • Disability awareness training.
  • A communicator at a job interview.

Work Choice

Work Choice supports people with disabilities and long-term health to look for and stay in work.

In Pembrokeshire, Work Choice is provided by Shaw Trust.

Facts About Employment and People With Disabilities

  • 46% of people with disabilities are in employment.
  • 1/5 in people of working age in the UK have a disability (7 million, 18.6%).
  • Only 5.7% of adults with learning disabilities known to Social Services are in any kind of paid employment.
  • 65% of people with a learning disability would like a job.

Why employers should hire people with disabilities?

Talents they bring:

  • Unique perspective of business aspects.
  • Very committed to the business.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Honest.
  • Flexible.
  • Willing to give time and doing tasks people might not.
  • Creates opportunities & Connections.
  • Buying power of people with disabilities.
  • Word of mouth.

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