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I have found myself in a difficult position and need advice. I have been in the ESA support group for over 14 months due to ten years of Fibromyalgia, two falls on my head two years ago , a nervous breakdown two years ago and in hospital for four days and shoulder surgery . I am a single mother with sons of 12 and 15. I am waiting for an ESA home reassessment at the moment as they need to find a doctorate this could be a long wait!. Meanwhile feeling that it is likely I will fail and not having any faith in the DWP as I have gone through hell back in Sept 2015 fighting for reinstatement for ESA and PIPS which I won in the end with an apology. Due to this I want to put this all behind me and get my life back. I have not worked for 14 months which has been very challenging as I have always been a very active person. Anyhow I have been offered a zero hours job which could go over 16 hours at £12.50 per hour as self employed. Starting mid Dec. My worry is what to do, tell the DWP then they tell my new boss I have been on ESA or keep quiet . I have not told my new possible boss that I have been on ESA or I would not be offered the job. I have good and bad days. But feel if I could be happier and more functional working. What an irony I want to get off benefits but they could jeopardise this for me????
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