Re: Are you too old at 64 to work?
1) In your first example, no, you would not be expected to apply for an NMW job 230 miles away. The furthest a jobseeker is expected to travel is 90 minutes by their normal method (car if they have one, available public transport otherwise). You're not expected to fly, which would be the only way to travel 230 miles in 90 minutes.
2) You're in the ESA Support Group, so you can volunteer for the WP if you wish. Be warned, though, that once you volunteer you can be mandated to undertake certain activities on threat of sanction of your benefits. I do not advise you to volunteer for the WP out of curiosity.
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