Wages from casual work

If you do a one-off job and get paid, you need to let us know. The amount you earn will affect your benefit. If you don't tell us we may not pay you enough. Or we may pay you too much and you'll have to pay the debt back.

Tell us before you get paid


You need let us know the week you earn the money, not when you've been paid. We need to know by Friday 6 pm. If you're working the weekend, include this time too.

The amount you declare will continue every week until you let us know it has stopped or changed.


If you need more information or want to discuss this in more detail contact us