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PIP and living in France

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Bubbly1
Bubbly1 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
If I moved to France on a long term basis would I still be able to claim my PIP as I have the Daily Living and Mobility component. I presume my housing benefit and ESA would stop, is this correct please? 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP will stop too.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Bubbly1
    Bubbly1 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    Would pip stop in Australia or New Zealand do you know @calcotti ?

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes.
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  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 485 Pioneering
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    Yes if you were moving to Australia but not if the absence was intended to be temporary - eg you were going on holiday. For PIP you can still be entitled to PIP for the first 13 weeks of a temporary absence provided you intended to return back to GB within that period. If the temporary absence is solely in connection with medical treatment for your illness or disability that began before you left GB then you an be entitled to PIP for the first 26 weeks of that temporary absence again provided you intended to return within that 26 week period.  
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you @calcotti and @Sue_Scope

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    @Sue_Scope however the thread is about moving away long term, so temporary doesn’t really come into it. 
  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 485 Pioneering
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    Agreed but this, to my mind,  was not clear from the post which the OP had made.   I just wanted  to clarify that it wasn't the destination that was relevant but whether the absence was temporary or not.  I was concerned that post might be read in isolation. 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,993 Disability Gamechanger
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    Bubbly1 said:
    If I moved to France on a long term basis

    I think it's quite clear what they meant.
    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.
  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 485 Pioneering
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    Would pip stop in Australia or New Zealand do you know @calcotti ?

    Thats great. This is the post I was referring to.  In my opinion it wasn't clear.  

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  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    @Sue_Scope considering it followed on straight from the question about permanent moves, you can pretty much guarantee they meant that as a follow on on the basis they meant long term. 

    All this “just in case” information is side tracking the thread. I thought Scope did not like this? 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @MarkM88 it sounds to me like Lee's question came up quite naturally in this thread, and Sue was replying to it as the latest post in the discussion at that time.

    I think it's useful to have the extra information @Sue_Scope provided, as it may well help clarify things for other people who are searching the forum for information on entitlement to PIP when traveling, or when planning to move abroad :)
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