Reply To: American Disability Benefits

Julian Hobson

Just been trying to look at the eligibility criteria for the disability benefits adminisered by that dept. Residence in the US isn’t clear but it would appear that this is a contribution based benefit/insurance. It is possible that it would be taken into account in full akin to a “pension” but I’m not sure. My gut feeling is that unless it is specifically excluded (can’t find anything in the regs) then it is included under reg 31 and 40.

I would suggest that there is a possibility that he does not meet the eligibility criteria for the US benefit and that needs checking out. How about passing this to your investigation team ?