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    • Nancyjesse
    • By Nancyjesse 15th Sep 18, 8:40 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 8:40 PM
    Esa 15th Sep 18 at 8:40 PM
    Hi, how would ESA people know that I'm not in the country?
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    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 15th Sep 18, 8:43 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 8:43 PM
    They wouldn't necessarily know immediately, but that doesn't mean they couldn't find out later. Every time you leave or return to the UK your passport is scanned so you do leave a trail. Whether they know or not, if you are out for more than a month (with a few exceptions) and don't inform them, you are committing benefit fraud.
    • Nancyjesse
    • By Nancyjesse 19th Sep 18, 9:12 PM
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    • 19th Sep 18, 9:12 PM
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    • 19th Sep 18, 9:12 PM
    I wasn't aware of all this and I'm visiting the US for 2 months as I'm dealing with family issues but I wasn't aware of this stuff
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 19th Sep 18, 10:03 PM
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    • 19th Sep 18, 10:03 PM
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    • 19th Sep 18, 10:03 PM
    If you are in the US now you need to let DWP know as soon as you get back. There will potentially be an overpayment but it's better to get it sorted voluntarily than to be found out later.
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