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