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Esa holiday

I went on holiday 16 September coming back on 14 October  can they suspend my claim an do they include the day of departure in the 28 days 

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  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    No they cannot.

    If you need advice, call Citizens Advice for clarification of your rights tomorrow. Try not to worry. Easier said than done however when it comes to benefits I know! 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    That's less than the 28 days allowed so no your ESA won't be suspended. No need to ring CAB because they will only tell you exactly the same thing.


    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • bi786bi786 Member Posts: 35 Listener
    Thank u that means it’s 29 days  I left on 16 September an I’m comming bck on 14 October so they won’t count the day i departured
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2019
    You were advised about this on your other thread here https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/63846/esa#latest
    The day you leave and the day you return isn't counted.


    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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