HC Deb 10 December 1991 vol 200 c377W
Mr. Alfred Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will specify the conditions for receipt without time limit of the following benefits during absence in another European Community country once entitlement has been established in the United Kingdom to(a) invalidity benefit, (b) severe disablement allowance, (c) mobility allowance, (d) attendance allowance and (e) invalid care allowance; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Scott

Payment of all these benefits may continue for recipients who are abroad temporarily. It is for the independent adjudicating authorities to determine whether or not a particular absence is temporary. Apart from invalid care allowance, all these benefits may continue indefinitely for those who move to another Community country, provided that they are covered by European Community regulations and are, or have been, subject to United Kingdom legislation as workers.