Reply To: Claimant in Coma!

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Andy Thurman
Keymaster

Hi,
imho….

Firstly, Reg 82(3) allows you to accept the claim. 😉

With regards the temp absence, unless there is unequivocal medical evidence to contradict, I’d be inclined to say the absence is unlikely to exceed 52 weeks, the intention to return is implicit & so I’d be happy to pay.

….added having seen Kevin’s response – 82(3) allows the LA to accept someone as acting on the claimant’s behalf.