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Old 27th July 2009, 01:30 PM
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hi everyone i need some correct advice please i want to move to spain from uk im on benefits ? can i claim housing benefit to pay my rent? and what are the problems claiming benefits in spain? please help with correct advice many thanks lionel age 38

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Hi there,

I'm afraid it's not possible to claim HB in Spain....how I wish we could.

As far as othere benefits are concerned I believe you can still carry on claiming for some things, eg, invalidity benefit. If you can be more precise on which benefits you are enquiring about then we can you you a more specific reply.

Hang around a bit. I am sure others will be here to offer more advice.

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Hi there,

I'm afraid it's not possible to claim HB in Spain....how I wish we could.

As far as othere benefits are concerned I believe you can still carry on claiming for some things, eg, invalidity benefit. If you can be more precise on which benefits you are enquiring about then we can you you a more specific reply.

Hang around a bit. I am sure others will be here to offer more advice.
thanks for taking time to reply to my questions but there must be spanish housing help ? lionel

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Hi again,

I think you will get more input if you start the same thread on the Spanish Forum, I don't think the others on the spanish forum have seen this.

Just a thought.

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I think you will get more input if you start the same thread on the Spanish Forum, I don't think the others on the spanish forum have seen this.

Just a thought.
well thanks cheeky maggie eg picture and respect to you so have a great day kind regards lionel 38 iwill try with ur advice i hope and prey theres help i have money but not enough to buy a house chow

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well thanks cheeky maggie eg picture and respect to you so have a great day kind regards lionel 38 iwill try with ur advice i hope and prey theres help i have money but not enough to buy a house chow
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thanks for taking time to reply to my questions but there must be spanish housing help ? lionel
You can only claim spanish SS if you have paid into their system for a minimum of 2 years by working and paying contributions in Spain and I believe after that you are then eligible to receive a percentage of your previous salary, Even the Spanish can only claim it under those circumstances too. The system here is totally different and it is far harsher than the UK. If you chose to live here you are very much on your own. The nanny state is a UK only phenominom from what I can see

UK housing benefits are for UK housing


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Hi Lionel

Jo is absolutely right, you will not receive housing benefit here in Spain - even if you already live and work here and are made redundant etc you only receive a small amount in unemployment benefit and have to have paid a significant amount into the system before its worth much at all.

If you think about it it makes sense! just imagine if everyone on housing benefit in the UK could transfer it / or receive it from the Spanish government instead! there would be no one in the UK - they would all be out here getting suntan! lol

Not sure what your full cirumstances are - but you say you cant afford to buy a house here - but you could always rent if you have enough income.

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hi everyone i need some correct advice please i want to move to spain from uk im on benefits ? can i claim housing benefit to pay my rent? and what are the problems claiming benefits in spain? please help with correct advice many thanks lionel age 38
Claiming benefits in UK and living in Spain is illigal. Housing benefits in Spain exist only when you have been enemplyed for a while and it is a puntual help only.

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I believe Greenland has a reciprocal arrangement with the UK re housing benefits. May be worthwhile exploring that one.

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