Off work sick – how long does UK remain competent state?


My client is over state pension age and an EEA national. She receives a tiny pension from the Member State she comes from, but as she is working in the UK, the UK is the competent state for paying cash sickness benefits. My client has been claiming Attendance Allowance, and gets SDP on top of her Pension Credit as a result.

She is not well, and has had to take 2 months off work. She intends to go back to work at the beginning of next month.

Can anyone confirm whether the UK remains the competent state if her leave from work is only temporary?

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