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Old 22-05-2012, 11:06 AM
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Default Pension credit - Temporarily abroad

My father wishes to go abroad, but my mother won't be going with him. My father is the claimant. How long will he continue to receive pension credit after we notify the DWP. Can my mother continue to benefit and receive his pension credit because she is the claimant's spouse and if so, how long for? Will it only be a partial payment (like 50;50)?
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Old 22-05-2012, 11:26 AM
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How old is your mother?
How long is your father going abroad for?
Are they separating?
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Old 22-05-2012, 12:02 PM
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My father wishes to go abroad, but my mother won't be going with him. My father is the claimant. How long will he continue to receive pension credit after we notify the DWP. Can my mother continue to benefit and receive his pension credit because she is the claimant's spouse and if so, how long for? Will it only be a partial payment (like 50;50)?
He can be overseas for up to 13 weeks before the Pension Credit would stop, you mention in the title that it is only a temporary absence so as long as he returns to the UK within this 13 weeks there would be no effect.

If he is planning on staying out of the country longer than this then there will be an effect on the Pension Credit.
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How old is your mother?
How long is your father going abroad for?
Are they separating?
59 years old
6 months
they're aren't seperating.

if my father splits this trip so it lasts for 13 weeks, then comes back, does this pension credit affect restriction reset itself?
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if my father splits this trip so it lasts for 13 weeks, then comes back, does this pension credit affect restriction reset itself?
No, it does not reset itself - even if he comes back for a week or two and then returns he is treading on thin ice. If your mother is 59 she will not be able to claim it herself.

When your father returns after 6 months he will need to make a new claim.
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