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Holiday While On IR ESA, Support Group: FOI Response

March 9, 2015

This is old, but hopefully still  relevant and useful, readers.

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI)(2000), please could you
provide me with the following information:

If a claimant is in the support group of esa income related and was
wanting to go on a holiday abroad for upto 4 weeks would the
claimant have to make the DWP aware of this?

Also would this effect the claimants claim in any way??

Yours faithfully,

Mr Ahmed

 

Dear Mr Ahmed,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 26 June 2011.

You requested the following information:

If a claimant is in the support group of ESA income related and was
wanting to go on a holiday abroad for up to 4 weeks would the claimant
have to make the DWP aware of this?
Also would this affect the claimants claim in any way??

Anyone in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance must report any
relevant change in their circumstances to DWP. This includes going on
holiday abroad.

Income Related Employment and Support Allowance is normally payable for
the first 4 weeks of a temporary absence abroad, providing the claimant
continues to meet all the other conditions of entitlement during the
absence, including the requirement to submit medical evidence. If the
conditions of entitlement continue to be satisfied, the claim should not
be affected.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2015 9:10 am

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  2. March 9, 2015 2:26 pm

    “providing the claimant continues to meet all the other conditions of entitlement during the
    absence, including the requirement to submit medical evidence”.

    That bit could be the ‘gotcha’

  3. March 9, 2015 8:14 pm

    What about people who receive contribution based esa?

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