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TOPIC: Abroad for more than 4 weeks while on PIP

Abroad for more than 4 weeks while on PIP 11 months 3 weeks ago #169487

Having finally been awarded PIP for both mobility and care (and thankyou to Benefits and Work for support) I'm planning a once in a lifetime trip abroad.
As I will be travelling on my own, I need to take much longer over it (travelling round a country seeing friends) than I would if I was healthy, so will be away for more than 4 weeks.
I know it says I have to notify them, does this mean it will be stopped and I have to start the whole rigmarole again?

Any advice please?

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Abroad for more than 4 weeks while on PIP 11 months 3 weeks ago #169504

Hi 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

Congratulations on your PIP award!

You can travel abroad for up to 13 weeks without affecting your claim, even though you need to let DWP know that you will be going

www.gov.uk/claim-benefits-abroad/illness...-disability-benefits


Please reply to this message if you have further questions and we will do our best to help. You will find it easily in future if you bookmark/favourite it on your web browser now :)

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Abroad for more than 4 weeks while on PIP 11 months 3 weeks ago #169602

Thankyou so much! that is a huge relief.
And apologies for not finding the FAQ - brain fog was rather high when I was trying to find an answer so not at my best.

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Abroad for more than 4 weeks while on PIP 11 months 3 weeks ago #169604

medawn wrote: Thankyou so much! that is a huge relief.
And apologies for not finding the FAQ - brain fog was rather high when I was trying to find an answer so not at my best.


No problem :)

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Abroad for more than 4 weeks while on PIP 11 months 2 weeks ago #169909

I would not tell them anything like that, its your life, you do not have to report in. Best to stay clear though I see Mrs Hurtyback says your allowed to anyway.

Have a Great Holiday

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Abroad for more than 4 weeks while on PIP 11 months 2 weeks ago #170289

According to the information they send out with your successful claim you have to tell them if you're going abroad for more than 4 weeks otherwise "you may be prosecuted if you fail to tell us about any of these changes"

If it was a couple of days over I'd risk it, but not for the length of time I'm going (just over 7 weeks).

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