Reply To: New claim or continuation

nick dearnley

I don’t think it can continue the previous award – that ended when he no longer met the temporary absence conditions. It’s not an adverse inference that has ended his previous entitlement; that only applies where you don’t have information or evidence of circumstances and need to decide what to do. Here, you do know his circs – he was absent over the time limit and no longer entitled because of that. There is no ‘claim’ after that date (in fact there is no ‘claim’ after whatever decision gave the previous award) until June 2023, and – assuming he’s working age – you cannot accept it and he must apply for UC.

Edit to add: typed as Andy was responding. If he was within the temporary absence limits a closed period supersession might apply.

  • This reply was modified 10 months, 1 week ago by nick dearnley.