UC claimant abroad for over a month but spouse still in GB
Client and wife on a joint UC claim with HCE. Client goes abroad and because of Covid-related flight cancellations cannot get back within the allowed month. I know from this thread - https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/16653/- that the rule still applies despite it not being his fault. The wife remains in GB throughout but UC terminated the joint claim. Is this right? It would be more logical, and consistent with the NRPF situation, if the wife continued to be paid as a single person. It might be possible to interpret reg 9 of the Claims and Payments Regulations in that way but it’s not clear-cut.
I’d be glad of any experience or thoughts on the situation.