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Guardians Allowance: Entitlement - Frozen Rate for claimants living abroad

Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2015

Social Security (Persons Abroad) Regulations 1975 regulation 5

From 11th April 2005, where a person who receives Guardian’s Allowance is not ordinarily resident in either Great Britain or Northern Ireland, they will continue to receive it at the rate it was in payment when they moved abroad. If the claim for Guardian’s Allowance was made from abroad, they shall continue to receive it at the rate that was in payment when the claim was made.

However, this provision does not apply in respect of persons who come within European Community’s social security legislation (Regulation EEC 883/2004)or under bilateral social security agreements.