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TOPIC: Going abroad and DWP rules

Going abroad and DWP rules 5 days 12 hours ago #240068

I intend to go abroad for two months and am waiting for an ESA assesment date. How long can one be out of the country for without falling foul of DWP rules
I intend to notify DWP of the dates I'm away

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Going abroad and DWP rules 5 days 11 hours ago #240072

Thabo

I'm afraid you can only leave the country for four weeks without it affecting your ESA. See

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

Gordon

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Going abroad and DWP rules 5 days 42 minutes ago #240115

Hi Gordon
If I'm going to be getting treatment will they require proof of the payment. I want to try treatment which is not available on the NHS and is much cheaper in said country

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Going abroad and DWP rules 4 days 11 hours ago #240127

Thabo

They will require details of the treatment, I know of someone who was told that the treatment they were going abroad for was not recognised by the NHS and therefore could not be used to extend the standard four weeks.

Gordon

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