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My name isXXXXX and I live on the Wirral. As a

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My name isXXXXX and I live on the Wirral. As a British Citizen who is classed as "Dissabled" due to sufferering from Chronic Pain caused through a severe violent attack, which also brought on Chronic Fibromyalgia & Fatigue, PTSD & Brain Trauma to the Frontal Bilateral Lobe - I receive Government Benefits of Dissability Living Allowance, Support Allowance, & Ex.Employee Company Ill Health Retirement Pension. My question is that if I was to go and live abroad in a warmer country (quite possibly Spain or Canary Islands), would I still be entitled to receive the benefits I am currently entitled to? Would I also be entitled to receive the Medications that I have to take which are on Repeat Prescription?


When I am in a warmer climate, my health is better and I am more able to get out of the house and do a certain amount of living a reasonable life:


Here in England where the climate is often damp which makes things worse , plus in so much as the cold here causes my pain to be more intense, in Winter it is virtually impossible for me to get out at all.

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
HI.

Thank you for your question . My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

I'm sorry for the delay you've experienced

How can I help with this?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

FOR JOMO1972

Janice XXXXXXXX here, I submitted the question yesterday on the Form as requested. I am assuming you received the original info/question 14th June 2013!? Further info to follow etc.: I am aBRITISH CITIZEN - Born in UK - XXXXX XX XXXXXXX - Age: XX yrs (8 months approx).

My question is that if I were to go and live abroad in a warmer country (quite possibly Spain [EU I believe] Mainland Spain or Canary Islands), would I still be entitled to receive the Benefits & Medical Support with my Chronic Illness, which I am currently entitled to? Would I also be entitled to receive the Medications that I have to take which are currently on Repeat Prescription from my GP?

I have been unable to work since year 2000, Therefore, I receive Government Benefits of Dissability Living Allowance, Support Allowance, & I also receive : Employee Company Ill Health Retirement Pension. I will soon actually be entitled to receive the CURRENT British Government RETIREMENT PENSION approx March 2015 - this will replace "Support Allowance" in 2015 - the other payments, DLA, Co.Pension [Ill Health] will remain to be paid as now living in UK!

However, if I were able to live in a warmer, dryer, (moderate) climate, my health is much more bearable and lightens some of restraints of my condition - so long as I am very careful, know my limtations, in the sun I feel like I am more able to lead to some extent a reasonable (???? sorry I forget words-due to condition) Life!

.The cold, damp w eather here in England causes me to be in horrendous pain, flare-ups of Fibromyalgia occur so often! Especially in the Winter I am often unable to do anything, spending much of my time in bed or resting. COLD WINTERS & Inclement weather cause unbearable PAIN.

I feel that I need to consider LIFE in a Warmer Climate, can you please assist by answering my questions on feasibility of living: Financially & also Medical Assistance (EU), for my Illness.

If you should need any further information, do please get back to me as soon as possible - I'm not sure if you are based in the *UK" or on GMT which I am. Regards, XXXXX XXXXX

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
So, on short, your question is can you claim benefits and live abroad?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Relist: Other.
NOT YET HAD AN ANSWER AT ALL. JUST REPEATING MY QUESTION - what is going on.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
The reason you've had no answer is that you haven't yet responded to my information request.