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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2006, 00:16:00 AM »
Dave,

I've also been on IB and can speak from experience as well. Unfortunately the DWP try their damndest to stop people claiming IB which means that the only way to stay on it is to play the system. I was given it and then it was taken away but I went to see a solicitor at the CAB and after an appeal I got it back again.

It can be claimed abroad if you fit the criteria. Funnily enough if you are an immigrant in the UK and have not paid a penny in NI contributions you can still claim it.




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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2006, 16:35:06 PM »
Any one know what the criteria is?

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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2006, 17:56:39 PM »
Stoop
Sorry, I didn`t realise that you had moved to Turkey.  



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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2006, 19:12:35 PM »
stoops last line in last post says it all

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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2006, 20:21:05 PM »
Mercury - I copied the wording below from the DWP website - it might be worth looking on there to see what's required.

"If you are going abroad permanently, you may be able to get a benefit for incapacity if you are going to a country within the EEA or one that has a social security agreement with the UK covering incapacity for work.

If your stay abroad is temporary, you can get Incapacity Benefit paid abroad for the first 26 weeks if:

* you have gone abroad only for treatment of an illness or disability which began before you went abroad (pregnancy itself is not counted as an illness), or
* you were incapable of work for at least 6 months before you left the United Kingdom (UK) and have been continuously incapable of work since then.

You may be able to get Incapacity Benefit paid abroad for more than 26 weeks if your stay abroad is temporary and you get Attendance Allowance or Disability Living Allowance.

You may be able to get a benefit for incapacity in a country that has a two-way agreement with the UK. For more information, contact your local Jobcentre Plus or social security office."


As I said above, past experience tell me that the DWP will try anything they can to refuse payment so I wouldn't hold out too much hope.
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2006, 20:34:59 PM »
Thanks Stuart. We are selling up in the U.K so not relying on it but will look into it. Anne x

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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2006, 20:55:00 PM »
I give up

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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2006, 22:59:39 PM »

Nobody could say you didn't try!

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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2006, 23:00:41 PM »
Anne,

I would try the CAB as well. They were a great help to me when I had my IB stopped.

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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2006, 23:13:11 PM »
I just found this website - read page 11 and 12 as it gives lots of info on the agreements between the UK and Turkey.

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/lifeevent/benefits/recip_health_pdfs/2005/sa22-oct05.pdf




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