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TOPIC: ESA support group...holiday entitlement

ESA support group...holiday entitlement 10 months 2 weeks ago #196458

can you kindly tell me, if i exceed the four weeks? im allowed abroad, will DWP definately stop my ESA or is it discrecinary
Also will my housing benefit be deducted

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ESA support group...holiday entitlement 10 months 2 weeks ago #196469

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nixart wrote: can you kindly tell me, if i exceed the four weeks? im allowed abroad, will DWP definately stop my ESA or is it discrecinary
Also will my housing benefit be deducted


It depends whether you are receiving ESA(IR) or ESA(CB), see the following

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

Your HB will also be affected

england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/ho...while_away_from_home

Gordon

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ESA support group...holiday entitlement 10 months 2 weeks ago #196497

Thanks Gordon. The first link doesnt tell me what happens after 4wks on holiday. Nor does it help me find out what type of esa Iam on. You rightly asked.

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ESA support group...holiday entitlement 10 months 2 weeks ago #196498

Hi again. The housing benefit link you gave is a bit unclear iam affraid. It says you can go on holiday for 13wks...then it says new rules from july 2016 say you can only go abroad for 4wks. seems like its 4wks then?....is that what you thought Gordon ?..thats shocking

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ESA support group...holiday entitlement 10 months 2 weeks ago #196511

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nixart wrote: Thanks Gordon. The first link doesnt tell me what happens after 4wks on holiday. Nor does it help me find out what type of esa Iam on. You rightly asked.


So if you are on ESA(IR) then it is four weeks and if longer then your ESA will be stopped although you may be able to do a rapid reclaim on your return.

If it ESA(CB) then you should be able to be away for longer but you need to contact the DWP.

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ESA support group...holiday entitlement 10 months 2 weeks ago #196512

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nixart wrote: Hi again. The housing benefit link you gave is a bit unclear iam affraid. It says you can go on holiday for 13wks...then it says new rules from july 2016 say you can only go abroad for 4wks. seems like its 4wks then?....is that what you thought Gordon ?..thats shocking


That's what it says!

Gordon

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