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    • GrahamM8
    • By GrahamM8 3rd Mar 18, 12:12 PM
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    PIP abroad
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    • 3rd Mar 18, 12:12 PM
    PIP abroad 3rd Mar 18 at 12:12 PM
    Hi I am new to this and still trying to find my way round.
    Here is my Question.
    I am close to retirement and want to move abroad I have 2 stepsons who are disabled they currently receive PIP and DLA.

    Can they take this with them ? or part of it ?
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    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 3rd Mar 18, 12:46 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 18, 12:46 PM
    Hi I am new to this and still trying to find my way round.
    Here is my Question.
    I am close to retirement and want to move abroad I have 2 stepsons who are disabled they currently receive PIP and DLA.

    Can they take this with them ? or part of it ?
    Originally posted by GrahamM8
    Depends on where you are moving to.

    Useful link:

    https://www.gov.uk/claim-benefits-abroad/disability-benefits
    • GrahamM8
    • By GrahamM8 4th Mar 18, 12:28 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 12:28 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 12:28 PM
    Sorry should have said.
    France
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 4th Mar 18, 12:47 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 12:47 PM
    I am close to retirement and want to move abroad I have 2 stepsons who are disabled they currently receive PIP and DLA.

    Can they take this with them ? or part of it ?
    Originally posted by GrahamM8
    Whatever the rules are now, there's no guarantee they will be the same after Brexit.
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 4th Mar 18, 3:04 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 3:04 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 3:04 PM
    Since the stepson on DLA will be invited to apply for PIP at some point, and the majority of PIP applications and renewals are subject to a face to face consultation, have you given any thought regarding this? Will your stepsons be able to travel back to the UK for their F2F?

    Mojisola's point about Brexit is an excellent one to consider.
    • _shel
    • By _shel 4th Mar 18, 6:59 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 6:59 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 6:59 PM
    Doesn't PIP have a residency requirement?
    • venison
    • By venison 4th Mar 18, 8:25 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 8:25 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 8:25 PM
    http://www.cpag.org.uk/sites/default/files/Changes%20to%20Residence%20and%20Presence%20Tests% 20-%20Workshop%20Notes.pdf

    worth a read
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 4th Mar 18, 11:02 PM
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    Link doesn't work
    • GrahamM8
    • By GrahamM8 5th Mar 18, 8:33 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 8:33 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 8:33 PM
    Yes it would be possible to bring the stepson back over to the UK to do a face to face assessment.
    By that time we won't have a home here in the UK and would have to stay with family during that time.
    we have been planning to live abroad for a long time, and this brexit issue has got me worried.
    I have been told that there no problem with me taking my pension.
    we have sent a letter over 2 months ago to benefits, but no reply yet.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 5th Mar 18, 10:26 PM
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    Yes it would be possible to bring the stepson back over to the UK to do a face to face assessment.
    By that time we won't have a home here in the UK and would have to stay with family during that time.
    we have been planning to live abroad for a long time, and this brexit issue has got me worried.
    I have been told that there no problem with me taking my pension.
    we have sent a letter over 2 months ago to benefits, but no reply yet.
    Originally posted by GrahamM8
    For PIP as stated here in the PIP payment handbook ...
    A temporary absence abroad for up to 13 weeks may be allowed, or up to 26 weeks if the absence is specifically for medical treatment. The claimant should notify us if they are planning to go abroad for 4 weeks or more.

    See conditions of entitlement.. here
    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/662190/personal-independence-payment-handbook.pdf
    • venison
    • By venison 5th Mar 18, 10:55 PM
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    Link doesn't work
    Originally posted by poppy12345
    Sorry I should have checked it, but its from the first page on google and its the CPAG child poverty action group.
    HTH
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    • Starrystarrynight1
    • By Starrystarrynight1 6th Mar 18, 11:59 AM
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    It looks from info on the link that Poppy gave that the answer is no, if you're planning on moving long term, for PIP at least. However, wouldn't you then apply for the French equivalent of the relevant benefit as a resident there?
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