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Coming off universal credit

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15burritos
15burritos Community member Posts: 9 Listener
I want to come off universal credit to live with my partner. What do I write in my journal? I will still need to claim my PIP but I want to go abroad for 2 months for therapy. What should I write?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can just close your claim by requesting a change of circumstances. However, living with a partner doesn’t mean there’s no entitlement to UC. It will depend on your joint circumstances. You can use a benefits calculator to check entitlement.

    If you do go abroad for longer than 1 month then your UC will end unless it’s for medical treatment but it will depend on what medical treatment you have. 
    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.
  • 15burritos
    15burritos Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    My partner earns a lot so they wouldn't put in a claim. My experience on universal credit was so unpleasant so I hope to close it and not go back, however I shall need to keep my PIP
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP is not affected because it's not means tested. 
    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.
  • 15burritos
    15burritos Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Okay, the UC team wont contact me once I come off it? I think my partner and I will move to a new country but I need to keep pip whilst i pick up new hours from my new job.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,976 Disability Gamechanger
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    No, not unless you owe them money. If you go abroad permanently then your PIP will end after 13 weeks. https://www.gov.uk/claim-benefits-abroad/disability-benefits

    You must report the changes to 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.
  • 15burritos
    15burritos Community member Posts: 9 Listener
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    Okay great thank you for your help.
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