Universal Credit warning to anyone planning to go on holiday

Universal Credit claimants have been issued with a warning that failing to follow a key rule could see them lose some or all of their benefits. Not adhering to a key rule before travelling overseas could lead to a loss of benefits.

If you are a Universal Credit claimant, it’s important to understand the notification requirements when planning trips abroad. Inform the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) about your overseas travel so you comply with regulations and avoid potential disruptions to your benefit payments. it’s important to remember that certain obligations, such as job search activities, still apply.

You must stick to your claimant commitment, including fulfilling work-related requirements, even during overseas travel. This includes those in the intensive work group, who are expected to dedicate 35 to 37 hours a week to job search activities, which remains unchanged during holidays or trips abroad.

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