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    Going Away for a few days

    I'm sure I read somewhere that you have to notify the DWP.

    Even if it's just for one day ... how many people actually do this?


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    If you are leaving the country, you are supposed to notify DWP even if you will only be abroad temporarily.

    If you are on JSA, I believe you're also supposed to notify DWP, as it may be that you can't be counted as actively seeking work.

    The only other requirements I am aware of are notifying you are in hospital, a care home or in lawful custody, but that's not to say I've missed something.

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    I had concerns about going abroad for more than 28 days and that is apparently the limit before some benefits are affected. Which I detailed on another rather long post.
    When I recently plucked up the courage to tell them about my family going to Europe for eight days. I was told 'That's no problem. You don't need to inform us. As long as they are coming back'. My feeling is that many do not inform and it really is just a formality. The law says you have to inform even if you leave your house for any period. This sounds ridiculous and is a danger to freedom.
    However, if you go away for long periods and claimthat is another matter. Actually DLA allows 6 months per year(if informed) and up to a year for treatment if approved. If everyone told them there would be a lot of paperwork. A few days really would not get you in trouble.

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    I always notify them when I go on holiday, but I never notify them when I go to Cheshire for the weekend, I didn,t think I had to, have I been doing something illegal?, been going now for just over 3 years :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by deebee View Post
    I always notify them when I go on holiday, but I never notify them when I go to Cheshire for the weekend, I didn,t think I had to, have I been doing something illegal?, been going now for just over 3 years :/
    Wow you're taking a chance going into Cheshire for the weekend. Now the DWP will send a helicopter with night vision and heat sensors to hover over your home on Saturday night. SAS patrols with sniffer dogs will be assigned to your street at weekend. A tracking device will be put into your mobile so they can track your movements by GPS.

    Don't worry Deebee the state hasn't enslaved you yet. You're still able to escape for weekends away without being thrown in prison! If you lived in Syria it might have been a different story.

    Just use common sense - they really aren't that interested unless it's a major change of lifestyle.

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    lol,it is 200 miles away from where I live, and someone on here said you have to notify them even if its one night and I usually stay two.

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    Took 29 days recently and expected to apprehended at Heathrow. That is how it seems. If the Daily Mail got hold of it....

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