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Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:04pm
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Woody48

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In the UK I'm on AA that's Attends Allowens do I have to give this up or am I still entitled to it ? 🤔

tebo53

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:57pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:57pm

Woody48 wrote on Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:04pm:

In the UK I'm on AA that's Attends Allowens do I have to give this up or am I still entitled to it ? 🤔

I don't think that attendance allowance is an exportable benefit. There are certain exportable benefits such as disability living allowance and any carers allowance etc.

You will need to ask at the department that pays your benefits as to which benefits are exportable. 

If you can export any of your allowances you may also be entitled to apply for healthcare under the S1 healthcare system. 

Steve 

Woody48

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:47pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:47pm

tebo53 wrote on Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:57pm:

I don't think that attendance allowance is an exportable benefit. There are certain exportable benefits such as disability living allowance and any carers allowance etc.

You will need to ask at the department that pays your benefits as to which benefits are exportable. 

If you can export any of your allowances you may also be entitled to apply for healthcare under the S1 healthcare system. 

Steve 

Thanks Steve had was very helpful and I will be looking into this 😀

Kimmy11

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:06pm

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Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:06pm

Hi Woody,

This link to the Gov.UK website should help:

UK benefits if you’re going or living abroad - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Kind regards,

Kim

George C

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:13pm

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Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:13pm

I claimed and received Attendance Allowance when my wife became ill after we moved here. So I would have thought you would be able to transfer an existing one as long as you are still fulfilling the same criteria that it was granted for. I got assistance from Help Vega Baja, contact number is 0034 966 723 733 if you want to call them, email is [email protected] or website is www.helpvegabaja.com. Hope this helps.

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David09

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:18pm

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Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:18pm

My wife and I are seriously considering moving to Spain for a better lifestyle and healthier warmer existence.  I currently get Disability living allowance and state pension.  Would I still get my DLA  and would my wife still be able to get Carers Allowance.  I have a neurological condition and living in a warmer climate would help me immensely.

My wife is from Philippines and I believe she can become a citizen of Spain as long as she learns the language and a few other things.  She may not need to find work as long as the DLA and Carers allowance are able to continue   

Many thanks for any reply

marcliff

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:31pm

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Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:31pm

David09 wrote on Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:18pm:

My wife and I are seriously considering moving to Spain for a better lifestyle and healthier warmer existence.  I currently get Disability living allowance and state pension.  Would I still get my DLA  and would my wife still be able to get Carers Allowance.  I have a neurolog...

...ical condition and living in a warmer climate would help me immensely.

My wife is from Philippines and I believe she can become a citizen of Spain as long as she learns the language and a few other things.  She may not need to find work as long as the DLA and Carers allowance are able to continue   

Many thanks for any reply

Since UK left the EU, anyone moving to Spain now will not get the previous benefits available. They are only paid to those who become residents in Spain under the withdrawal agreement, that is, they were resident in Spain before Jan 1st 2021.

Attendance allowance, carer's allowance, disability living allowance and personal independence payments are no longer exportable if you go to live in another EU country and are only paid to those who qualified under the withdrawal agreement prior to Jan 1st 2021.

Your state pension and the annual updates are payable in Spain but be aware that this is taxable in Spain along with all other worldwide income except some crown pensions. 

Some benefits are payable depending on individual circumstances and you should contact the UK authorities for advice on this.

Also note that you have to show an annual income of €28,800 for the first applicant and €7,200 for the second to be allowed to apply for residency in Spain. You must also show medical insurance (either private or state provided if you are entitled to a S1 certificate).

You would also need to check on special residency rules for those from the Philippines due to the historical ties between the two countries.

David09

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2023 4:24pm

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Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2023 4:24pm

marcliff wrote on Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:31pm:

Since UK left the EU, anyone moving to Spain now will not get the previous benefits available. They are only paid to those who become residents in Spain under the withdrawal agreement, that is, they were resident in Spain before Jan 1st 2021.

Attendance allowance, carer's allowance, disability living allowance and personal independence payments are no longer exportable if you go to live in another EU country and are only paid to those who qualified under the withdrawal agreement prior to Jan 1st 2021....

...

Your state pension and the annual updates are payable in Spain but be aware that this is taxable in Spain along with all other worldwide income except some crown pensions. 

Some benefits are payable depending on individual circumstances and you should contact the UK authorities for advice on this.

Also note that you have to show an annual income of €28,800 for the first applicant and €7,200 for the second to be allowed to apply for residency in Spain. You must also show medical insurance (either private or state provided if you are entitled to a S1 certificate).

You would also need to check on special residency rules for those from the Philippines due to the historical ties between the two countries.

Well thank you so much for your detailed answer.   It is as I suspected, unfortunate as it is, but  I do qualify on the 28,800euro criteria and also the S1 health cover. and my Filipina wife has already studied the qualifications she needs to make for early citizenship.  It is still possible for us and hopefully in the near future we can make our home in Costa Blance a reality.

marcliff

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2023 5:07pm

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Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2023 5:07pm

David09 wrote on Sat Dec 16, 2023 4:24pm:

Well thank you so much for your detailed answer.   It is as I suspected, unfortunate as it is, but  I do qualify on the 28,800euro criteria and also the S1 health cover. and my Filipina wife has already studied the qualifications she needs to make for early citizenship.  It is...

... still possible for us and hopefully in the near future we can make our home in Costa Blance a reality.

I think she can become a resident and then apply for citizenship after 2 years instead of the 10 for others. Has to attend an interview in Spanish and pass a test on Spanish history and current affairs etc. 

John123456

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2023 8:33pm

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Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2023 8:33pm

The link below will provide you with full details of the UK social security benefits that may or may not be claimed or exported to EU/EEA countries. 

https://www.gov.uk/claim-benefits-abroad/disability-benefits

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