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Holiday abroad while in receipt of ESA (support)?

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LeeA380
LeeA380 Community member Posts: 59 Connected
Now that the world is re-opening I am thinking of treating myself to a cheap holiday (maybe 2 weeks) relaxing somewhere with a nice view, no walking, no jungle camping lol, no swimming etc...

I would not say much of my condition has improved since receiving ESA Support Group 5 months ago, but like i said I have not been abroad for 3 years and I want to cheer myself up after what I have been through.

The rules state that I can go abroad for up to 4 weeks without any change in my benefit status? Is this correct and only for EU or anywhere in the world?

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Championing
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    Yes it is correct and can be anywhere.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • LeeA380
    LeeA380 Community member Posts: 59 Connected
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    calcotti said:
    Yes it is correct and can be anywhere.
    Thank you for the information.

    Is there any need to contact the DWP and let them know I am away for 2 weeks before I go? That's probably only legally necessary if it is over 4 weeks I guess.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Championing
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    You are supposed to tell them but it does only become an issue if you are away for more than 28 days.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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