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Moving Abroad

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cwatson0000
cwatson0000 Community member Posts: 58 Connected
Due to circumstances at home I may be moving abroad at the end of the year, I know this means I will not be able to claim any UK benefits and I’m trying to figure out when my last payment(s) would be. I get my UC on the 30th of each month, and I may be leaving the UK around the 15th January, would I be entitled to a payment at the end of January from UC or would my last payment be the 30th December? Also, if I was to leave 15th January when would my last PIP payment be? My next PIP payment is due 2nd December. Thanks if anyone can help.

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  • Poppy_
    Poppy_ Community Volunteer Host Posts: 192 Pioneering
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    Hi, how are you? 
    I am unsure about the UC however I have found a website which may help for PIP on the government website. I have linked it below. 
    I hope this helps. 
    Poppy_
    Community Volunteer Host with a passion for reading.

  • cwatson0000
    cwatson0000 Community member Posts: 58 Connected
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    Hi Poppy I’m well thanks, how are you? 
    Unfortunately I’ve looked at this already and I can’t seem to find much information online regarding when payments would stop specifically… there’s a lot of information for going abroad temporarily, but not permanently. 
  • Poppy_
    Poppy_ Community Volunteer Host Posts: 192 Pioneering
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    Have you tried contacting the DWP?
    Poppy_
    Community Volunteer Host with a passion for reading.

  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2022
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    As I understand it you will not be entitled to any payment for the UC period in which you leave because your entitlement is based on you4 circumstances on the last day of the period. Your last UC payment would therefore be on 30th December. If you delayed you departure to 24th January then you would still get the 30th January payment.

    PIP should be payable until the day you leave (or the Daily Living part abroad if you meet the conditions to qualify for this).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • cwatson0000
    cwatson0000 Community member Posts: 58 Connected
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    I will call DWP tomorrow, thanks Poppy. 
    Hi Calcotti, thanks for this information. One thing about PIP that I wanted to ask is because it’s paid in arrears… if I was to leave on say the 15th and my last PIP payment was due on the 15th (just theoretically) would I be due 1 last payment after my PIP ends? Don’t know if I’ve worded that right but if u don’t understand just let me know, thanks.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    Poppy_ said:
    Have you tried contacting the DWP?

    That's definitely not the best thing to do. When ringing DWP you are ringing a call centre and this is not the place to go for such advice because they are not benefits advisors.
    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
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    One thing about PIP that I wanted to ask is because it’s paid in arrears… if I was to leave on say the 15th and my last PIP payment was due on the 15th (just theoretically) would I be due 1 last payment after my PIP ends? 
    PIP is paid in arrears. If your previous payment took you to say 30th December and you then left on 15th December then, to the best off my knowledge, are still owed two weeks of PIP. The date you are normally paid on is irrelevant.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,210 Disability Gamechanger
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    Where are you moving to? It will be sad to see you leave the scope community but at least you can get more help abroad. If I'm aware this charity is only for people living in England and Wales
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    Where are you moving to? It will be sad to see you leave the scope community but at least you can get more help abroad. If I'm aware this charity is only for people living in England and Wales
    Scope community forums can be accessed anywhere in the world. 
    Scope help those all over the UK and not just in England and Wales. 
    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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