Jock221 wrote: »
The benefits system in this country is in need of a serious review. If you can afford to live in France as it's a lot more expensive than UK then possibly you don't need DLA. After all their weather is not much better than ours. The same applies to ex pats living in SPain etc getting winter fuel payment how ridiculous is that clause. I too paid into the National insurance pot for over 32 years when my incapacity benefit was stopped this year I don't even get my NI contributions paid but the law states if I was serving a prison sentence then I would be entitled to get them paid. I am sure many people would benefit from a wee move to France but can't afford it. If you were injured in the course of your work I am certain when your compensation was agreed it took into account your lifetime needs. The sooner the Govt bring in medicals for all DLA claimants will the county be rid of the scroungers and only the truly genuine will benefit. If you are now living and existing in FRance try claiming for DLA there I am certain you will be given your bus fare home.
Jock221 wrote: »
Well you know the old saying "truth hurts"
abc123456 wrote: »
I thought this forum was to answer questions relating to the post, rather ill informed jealous idiotic rants from someone who clearly knows nothing.
Thank you to those who posted informative and relevant details. I will draw this post to a close..all those who want to rant, please continue, but I will not be taking notice!
There are several posting here, who's sole pleasure is expounding on their private peeves
Oldernotwiser wrote: »
What a truly ignorant and offensive post.
The cost of living may be a bit dearer in France but property is so much cheaper that many people move there to realise the equity in their property and use this to live on. You do not become less disabled when you move abroad and your extra costs remain.
Again, with WFA in Spain you show a total lack of knowledge. Winters in Spain can be colder than in much of the UK; it isn't summer holiday weather all year round you know!
And no, you cannot claim DLA or AA when living in France or any other European country (at the moment), the benefits are exportable if you receive them before moving.
hobbledehoy. wrote: »
An EU Court Ruling found against the UK government late last year that made it unlawful for the DWP to refuse to accept UK citizens living elsewhere in the EU, new DLA claims. This started with a guy living in Spain for many years and falling ill over there. Under EU legislation, a citizen of a country should be able to choose which benefits to claim - either those of the host country or the country from from which he moved away from and contributed to via tax & NIC.
DX2 wrote: »
Problem here though, you don't know the truth.
Sniff on further reading your posts, you do remind me of someone. Welcome back Andy Pandy.
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