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LCWRA and going abroad

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rsh
rsh Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 30 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hello.
I have recently been awarded LCWRA.
I have read that if you go abroad you can do so only within a 4 week (some say 1month) time period.
Is this 4 weeks allowed in one annual year?
Is this 4 weeks consecutive or split up?
My partner will soon be starting some work abroad in Europe. And I would like to get the rules in order ready for future visits.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    When claiming UC it's 1 month that you're allowed to go abroad for. The day you go and the day you come home do not count. There's no amount of times in a year where you can or can't go. Are you claiming UC with your partner?
    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.
  • rsh
    rsh Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    I have been on UC and it has just been switched to LCWRA . The claim is just for me, we do not live together etc.
    So there is no limit on how many times you leave the country in a year, so long as you do not go for more than one month consecutively? 
    Thanks
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,642 Disability Gamechanger
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    In post one you said they are your partner, but you don't live together ??
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    LCWRA is just an element of UC, it hasn't been switched from UC to LCWRA. There's no limits.

    woodbine said:
    In post one you said they are your partner, but you don't live together ??
    Some people refer to them as their partner even when not living together. A couple can be married, not live together and can claim UC as single people. 
    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.

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