4 Responses to “Can you do voluntary work if you’re on Disability Living Allowance?”

  1. Ryan M says:

    Why don’t you ask the people who are paying for your support???
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  2. vince says:

    if you give them info that you are willing to go back to work then it is very possible that your benefit will be stopped and when you go for your next medical it will show that you are willing to work so you would have a hard time proving you don’t want to work full time so they might put you on part time work which will stop you DLA. my advice is don’t tell them and do a day and see how you cope,
    if you feel you could manage more than 1 day…great… but take your time don’t be rushed into anything it might make you worse for wear.
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  3. Sharon T says:

    I know of no conflict doing volunteer work. Be sure to keep it just short stints a couple of days a week.

    It is possible for a person to be able to do some work and still not be well enough to handle a full-time position. Since you receive no compensation for this work, I don’t see any type of ethical conflict.

    Sounds like a good move on your part and your community will benefit.
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  4. Kerry says:


    I work as a psychological wellbeing practitioner and I believe that voluntary work would be great for your mental health. It will do wonders for your self esteem and you will grow in confidence! You are allowed to work voluntarily and it will not affect your benefit. However, you must still inform the DLA of this. You will find all the information you need on this website…http://www.disabilityalliance.org/f35.htm.Good luck in the future!

    P.S. Dont listen to Ryan M, he is obviously not very empathetic!
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