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TOPIC: Going aboard for holiday

Going aboard for holiday 1 month 2 weeks ago #171047

Hello I'm new to this site my son has been told his dla is stopping soon and he needs to claim pip we have had a telephone interview with DWP and they say the will send claim form to him really worried as we go on holiday soon also are you allowed to go aboard for holiday and if so for how long would really appreciate any advice you can give
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Going aboard for holiday 1 month 2 weeks ago #171049

Hi Chris and Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explain where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

Claimants in receipt of DLA are allowed to go abroad for up to 13 weeks. However, the problem is going to be the PIP claim -

Having made the initial call to start the claim, the PIP2 form will be sent to your son within the next 2 weeks. He will then have 4 weeks in which to complete this from in detail (you can find a sample form here www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/upl...affects-you-form.pdf ), this includes postage both ways. A 2 week extension is usually given by DWP on request.

Once the PIP2 form has been returned, your son might be required to attend a face2face assessment. He should certainly put on the form the dates that he will not be available. The problem is that the first appointment is usually made by computer with no reference to the information on the form! :angry: Claimants are allowed to rearrange the appointment only once or risk their file being returned to DWP and the claim closed.

As long as the timescales given by DWP are observed, your son's DLA will continue to be paid until 4 weeks after the PIP decision is made. Then DLA payments will stop, no matter what the PIP decision.

Please have a good look at our PIP claim guide

PIP help for claimants

May I suggest that you bookmark/favourite this on your web browser now so that you can find it easily in future? This will allow you to return with further questions or comments about your son's PIP claim without having to start a new topic each time. It helps us enormously when everything relating to the same claim is kept in one topic - and I hope you will find it useful too :)
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Going aboard for holiday 1 month 2 weeks ago #171058

Thank you that's helpful although I'm not sure how to bookmark!!!
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Going aboard for holiday 1 month 2 weeks ago #171060

Would I be able to call them with holiday dates feels a bit like a prison sentence lol
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Going aboard for holiday 1 month 2 weeks ago #171072

Chris wrote:
Thank you that's helpful although I'm not sure how to bookmark!!!

You bookmark from your browser bar. If you cannot do that, click on your username (in blue) when you are signed into the forum and it will bring up a list of all your forum posts.
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Going aboard for holiday 1 month 2 weeks ago #171073

Chris wrote:
Would I be able to call them with holiday dates feels a bit like a prison sentence lol

The assessment provider arrange the face2face interview (if needed). You can try contacting them but I don't know how useful it will be!
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