Hi For the last 8 years, I've been on a carers pension looking after my father. State debt was deducted for my fines which are now down to about 3k. Dad passed on late 2014 and my benefits stopped early 2015. I'm 46 years old and a bricklayer by trade. At my age, with all the time off and awaiting a hernia operation, it's very hard to work full time. My wife lives overseas and I travel a lot. She recently gave birth to our beautiful little daughter. I need to go back but I'm worried about all the costs of living and faced with that, it's been impossible to get back to my debt to SDRO. Can anyone tell me wether or not this will affect my ability to go overseas to see my wife and daughter?