Carers Allowance and Self Employment
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Hi, I am looking for some advice about self employment from other members. I claim carers allowance and in October last year I did some self employed work teaching a course over 8 weeks earning £30 per week £240 in total, but spent £80-90 on expenses. I know my earnings are below the threshold. I contacted C/A to inform them and when I I received my first payment they sent me a form out to fill in about earnings, expenses etc. They then suspended my carers allowance and I am still waiting for them to review and make a decision about restarting my payments. Of course this hasn’t come at the best time being over Christmas and my only form of regular income. Is this a normal procedure with self employment, as it’s not regular work i.e not every week, only working when there is a course running, will they keep stopping payments if I work? It really doesn’t seem worth the hassle now, just wanted to earn a little bit extra? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.