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Disability allowance and ESA in Spain.

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:01am
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Debbie 925

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Location: Arboleas

Hi everyone, 

Am  thinking about moving to Spain for health reasons  i'm not retired yet ,  does anybody know if benefits can be transferred to Spain or is a lot more complicated ,  any advice would be very grateful, ie  disability and ESA, thank you. 

BobL

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Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:56am

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:56am

Hi,

Absolutely. When I retired from HM Forces I was on Disability Allowance & this was paid directly to Spain until OAP. It also entitled myself  and wife to reciprocal Spanish Healthcare.

Forms & info from DWP. Look online.

Bob and Sandra

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Debbie 925

Debbie 925

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Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:37pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:37pm

Hi Bob, 

Thank you ever so much you have  giving me somewhat peace of mind so I thank you for that ,  could you please tell me what  The retirement age is for ladies living in Spain ,  i'm also coming over on my own I would like obviously to join groups and make friends where would you suggest would be the preferred area ,  I do hope that you and Sandra very well ,

Kind regards, 

Deborah.

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:50pm

Hi,

Retirement age is determined by DWP UK. It is nothing to do with Spain. One assumes you wouldn't be intending to work legally out here as that would be entirely different.

Would you be renting or buying? Will you have transport as public transport out here is appalling generally.

Most towns & villages out here have substantial Brit populations but

Albox, Arboleas, Garrucha, Vera Playa, Mojacar & Mojacar Playa, Huercal Overa.

Hope that helps.

Bob and Sandra

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Debbie 925

Debbie 925

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Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:43pm

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Location: Arboleas

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:43pm

Hi Bob, 

Thanks it does, am  buying a villa out there , and I've have a  disability car here but I don't know it's the same there, and know I will not be working, 

Kind regards, 

Deborah..

The howard 19

Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:31pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:31pm

Debbie 925 wrote on Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:01am:

Hi everyone, 

Am  thinking about moving to Spain for health reasons  i'm not retired yet ,  does anybody know if benefits can be transferred to Spain or is a lot more complicated ,  any advice would be very grateful, ie  disability and ESA, thank you. 

Yes they are but you need to inform them A.S.P you can either have it paid into your spanish bank or UK bank whichever is convenient you can also apply to works and pensions for the individual health cover on the S1 which will then have to be registered in Spain to get medical cover. 

The howard 19

Debbie 925

Debbie 925

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Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:55pm

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Location: Arboleas

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:55pm

Hi Howard, 

Thanks I  do  appreciate as much information as I can get thank you .. 

Kind regards, 

Deborah..

BobL

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Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:45pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:45pm

Debbie 925 wrote on Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:43pm:

Hi Bob, 

Thanks it does, am  buying a villa out there , and I've have a  disability car here but I don't know it's the same there, and know I will not be working, 

Kind regards, 

Deborah..

Hi,

You will be going for Residencia then whatever that means after Brexit. If you are not processing for Residencia then you use your EHIC & Passport but again who knows what changes with occur.

Everything was so simpler 15yr ago.

Suggest you use a facilitating agency like CAT SERVICES of La Alfoquia or Golden Leaves of Turre. It will minimize frustration.

Both on Google Search.

Bob and Sandra

Debbie 925

Debbie 925

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Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45pm

Hi Bob, 

Thanks again, it is a bit scary thinking about moving to Spain with Brexit , don't know whether I should move before or after next  march ,  it's hard enough moving on your own without this Brexit problem . 

Kind regards, 

Deborah.. 

BobL

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Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:05pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:05pm

Believe you me its causing us some concerns as well. The Spanish do love their bureaucracy and one feels there will be changes.

If we were planning a move here now, we would rent. 

Bob and Sandra

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