If you’re independent through work

You may be independent if you’ve supported yourself through paid work.

There’re a few different ways you may be independent through paid work.

These include spending enough time working, or earning enough income through one of the following:

See if you’re considered independent using the check independence through work history tool.

We recognise coronavirus (COVID-19) may have impacted your ability to be independent through work. We may automatically include a 6 month period of work from 25 March 2020 to 24 September 2020 when assessing you.

Page last updated: 3 March 2022