Reply To: Claimant in Coma!

Kevin D

While a signature might be ideal on the claim form, it isn’t a strict legal requirement – irrespective of whether it’s the clmt or a formal appointee. So, no problem (legally) there.

With regard to “intention” being “realistic”, CSHB/0405/2005 gives a flavour (para 30).

In short, if a clmt wants to return, but it isn’t realistic, the clmt cannot be said to have an intention for the purposes of the temporary absence rules.