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Hi, my name is lilalemaria3!

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lilalemaria3 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
edited June 9 in Universal Credit (UC)

Hello , if i am a carer can i take often my disable child to trip outside uk ,in ireland? I don t have work commitemenrs being her carer. I didn t know that i have to inform uc that i was in holiday up to 27 days , i knew that after a month you have to tell them about holiday. And after 2 weeks of comimg back i have been again to ireland to our friends,because she had school holiday in may. You think i will have troubles now? I can afford only ireland because is not so expensive fly tickets. 60 both ways. And i am thinking about her wellbeing because i want her to take everywhere

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,560 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @lilalemaria3, first of all welcome to the Scope community 😊 I hope you're doing well today!

    You are correct about being able to claim for 1 month while abroad. However I am not sure on repeated occurrences. I'm going to move this over to our Universal Credit section, hopefully someone with that knowledge will be able to share it if I don't get around to researching it myself!

    Can I ask, what benefits do you receive? You mention Universal Credit, what benefits does your child also get? Just to make sure we're answering properly for all your benefits and not just Universal Credit.

    They/Them, however they are no wrong pronouns with me so whatever you feel most comfortable with
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,004 Disability Gamechanger
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    You mention Ireland but is this Northern Ireland that you visit? If it is then it's part of the UK. Going away for up to 1 month only applies to countries outside of the UK.

    If it is Ireland then yes it will be up to 1 month. The date you leave and come home are not counted.

    You also mention a child, if this child is still a dependant then your UC will include money for them with the child element so they will not be claiming any means tested benefits in their own right anyway so that is a moot point.

    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.
  • lilalemaria3
    lilalemaria3 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Hello is republic of ireland , bandon city near cork. It is euro, not pound.

  • lilalemaria3
    lilalemaria3 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Well , she is dependent of me all the time,she has 6, being a carer is not pshyhical easy for me so , and the tickests being cheap and my friends a good company why not? Is for her wellbeing as well to travel when is possible. I undersrand is up to a months per year or per holiday? don t know what will happen if they call me for habitual test, i don t want this to affect. Even i m in uk , settle, amd i live here for years

  • lilalemaria3
    lilalemaria3 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Hello Jimm. I am carer for my girl and she has dla , me carer allowance and the uc.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,004 Disability Gamechanger
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    Then that is not part of the UK so you will only be allowed out of the country for a maximum of 1 month. It doesn't matter how many times a year you leave, providing it's no longer than the 1 month each time.

    For your Childs DLA they can go abroad for up to 13 weeks, 26 weeks if it's for medical treatment.

    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.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,560 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you Poppy. I wasn't sure how it worked for benefits but I know certain things have a maximum number of months in a year (usually visa-free visits, but wasn't 100% sure on it applying elsewhere)

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,004 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome @Jimm_Scope for anyone else reading this if you're claiming UC and have work commitments, you can still go out of the country but you will still be expected to continue with your commitments while you're away and that includes appointments.

    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.
  • lilalemaria3
    lilalemaria3 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Poppy i don t have work commitements, thank you very much for your respons and to jimm as well. So if they call me and i will say the truth that i was one month one time and another 2 weeks another time of 2 weekes distance between them , i will not gonna have troubles isn t?

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,004 Disability Gamechanger
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    I know you don't have work commitments, I included that in my advice incase someone else was reading this that did have commitments.

    Providing you weren't out of the country from longer than 1 month at a time (the day you go and the day you come home, do not count) then there will will no issues.

    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.
  • lilalemaria3
    lilalemaria3 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    God bless you because you brought some peace of mind, i was really scared because that s my only help, and i don t have nobody in uk, only me and my daughter

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,004 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome. ☺️

    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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