Reply To: absence from home


I believe that it has been pretty well established that an “intention” cannot exist if it is incapable of being fulfilled, whatever the personal wishes of the claimant. Whilst not being aware of the specific details I would say if he had an intention which only became impossible when the CoP made its ruling, then it was a valid “intention” until that point. I know these situations can be difficult if the person continues to hope that they are going home, when objective reality is that they aren’t.