Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Can you please provide procedure information on:
1. Applying for a U2 (formerly E303) form to export Universal Credit benefits abroad while looking for work.
2. The appeal process if request for the U2 (formerly E303) form has been declined.
If they are no procedures in place regarding the two points above, can you you please give a full explination regarding why this is not in place.
***This is not a request on information regarding the 1 month leave of abscence , nor is it a request on exporting JSA benefits.***
The procedure that staff (including managerial) in my local Jobcentre Plus and within the Universal Credit call centre found relates only to the JSA(C) benefit. This procedure cannot be used for Universal Credit claiments as mentioned within the Universal Credit FAQS: to receive Universal Credit a person MUST NOT be entitled to JSA (this includes Contribution or Income Based) - (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...) - this procedure cannot be used for any Universal Credit claiments therefore a different procedure must be in place.
As I live within a Universal Credit Area, I am unable to apply for JSA and automattically switched onto the UC system rendering the above procedure obsolete.
As you are aware the EU freedom of movement act allows a person to carry on receiving their unemployment benefit for at least 3 months (and up to a maximum of 6 months) from the EU country they where were last working, in this case the United Kingdom.
This can only be done if the person is:
1. Wholly unemployed (not partially or intermittently) and
2. Entitled to receive unemployment benefits in the country where you became unemployed.
However they must have been registered as an unemployed jobseeker with the DWP for at least 4 weeks and apply to the DWP services for a U2 form (formerly E303) which is an authorisation to export unemployment benefits.
Therefore again, I ask for information on the two points above.
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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,
I have not recieved any reply to my FOI request. This request is now outwith the 20 days, and your department is now breaking the law.
Can you please provide details for my initial request.
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