Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
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sophie247
sophie247 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
Hi
i wanted to double check,
If I get married in Jamaica & my husband stays over there & I return to the uk & I notify DWP will my ESA & PIP stop???

Thank you

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    Getting married doesn’t affect any of your benefits. Living together as a couple will affect your ESA if any part of it is Income Related. 

    PIP isn’t affected by living with a partner. 

    Do be aware of the maximum amount of time you can go abroad for when claiming benefits. In your case it will be 4 weeks for ESA and 13 weeks for PIP. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • sophie247
    sophie247 Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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