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70 year old widow will I lose benefit if I go on holiday

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70 year old widow will I lose benefit if I go on holiday with male friend I share my house with
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.

How long are you going away for?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
5days but hope to go on more small trips
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

The answer is no.

You can go for for up to 4 weeks in a year.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
If we were mistakenly thought of as a couple which is not that kind of relationship would it make any difference to my widows benefit which I receive on top of my state pension
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

No difference. You are not a couple, just because you want company away does not mean you are in a relationship

Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
worried that they would not believe me because we share a house
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

Sure. But if they deny benefits you can appeal to an independent Tribunal

Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
thank you so much
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

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