expatriate 23 years from the UK how can I claim UK benefits, what , how much?
I am 54 years old . I am an expatriate from the UK for 23 years never living there or working there since 23 August 1984. I now live in Philippines and I am married with Pilipino wife who only has Philippines passport. I have 3 children all with British nationality and British passports. They also have Pilipino passports. I have a girl 6 years old, a girl 4 years old, a boy one month old. I have just been diagnosed with a disease that will cause me to have to give up work due to ill health when I’m probably 60 years old. My mother had to stop working with same disease when she was 60 and my father finally had attendance allowance. I remember my mother and father both worked never unemployed in UK for 30 years but the government still refused for many years to pay them their allowances. So I am going to try and find out what I should do before I accept any job in UK as LTD Company or as Permanent Staff. I have been paying my Class 2 self employed contributions to pay for my UK pension all the 23 years I have been abroad. These payments are fully paid up to UK Government. A COMPANY IN UNITED KINGDOM OFFERED ME 50,000 TO JOIN THEM AS ENGINEER IN LONDON WITH STAFF AND PENSION PAID. Or 35 pounds an hour contract to an ltd company. IS IT BETTER I JOIN THE PEOPLE STAFF OR AS CONTRACTOR. IF YOU ARE CONTRACT IN UK CAN YOU CLAIM FROM GOVERNMENT IF YOU ARE SICK OR NEED ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCES, CAN YOU CLAIM UNEMPLOYMENT BENFITS WHEN YOUR WERE WORKING PREVIOUSLY AS A LTD COMPANY. I HAVE AN UNDETECTABLE ILLNESS THAT WILL HIT ME 5 TO 7 YEARS TIME AND I'M THINKING OF WORKING IN UK AND GOING ONTO BENEFITS WHEN I GET SICK . I HAVE NEVER EVER BEEN UNEMPLOYED AND HAVE NO IDEA HOW I WOULD GO ABOUT FINDING OUT THESE THINGS IE HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT I COULD CLAIM IF I'M SICK IN UK. NOW IVE GOT 3 KIDS SCHOOLING WOULD BE FREE, MEDICAL FREE WOULD THEY PAY CHILDREN ALLOWANCES, RENTAL OR INTEREST ON MORTGAGE. OR CAN I JUST GO TO UK WHEN I'M SICK IN 7 YEARS TIME AND CLAIM BENEFITS. MY MATE WENT HOME TO UK WITH HIS WIFE AND DIDN'T GET ANY MONEY FOR 2 YEARS HE WAS THERE. WHERE CAN I FIND OUT SUCH INFORMATION? I REALLY HAVE NO IDEA. WHAT CAN I CLAIM AND HOW MUCH THE VALUE WOULD BE.
Asked By: Keith D - 10/27/2006
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Some of the other people answering this question don't appear to understand our National insurance system or the rights you have as a British Citizen. You have paid you National Insurance contributions and so are entitled to claim. If you buy car insurance and then keep up the payments but spend years abroad then come... More
Answered By: Mike10613 - 10/27/2006
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So you expect to live away from Britain all these years paying no tax into the system, and as soon as you become ill you decide you want to dip into the pot and scrounge of the NHS. JOKER. Stay in the phillipines its people like you draining all the resources.
Answered By: mr x - 10/27/2006
As far as I'm aware, once you've declared yourself as living abroad, you've signed off your rights to claim anything from the UK, including NHS... More
Answered By: natanat26 - 10/27/2006
Get you, haven't you enough. more more more. Typical why don't you bring over the cousins too maybe my family can split their meagre benefits with them.
Answered By: Powerpuffgeezer - 10/27/2006
you have got some cheek.
Answered By: incongru - 10/27/2006
ignore the fools above who haven't read the question... More
Answered By: umph - 10/27/2006
We weren't good enough 23 years ago, but now it's hit the fan suddenly we are. So you have paid in contributions for your pension ok that's yours. But as for dipping into the kitty for free hospital treatment etc back off buddy. You would then want your children educated at our schools that we have been paying for all... More
Answered By: JULIE G - 10/27/2006
Hi Keith... More
Answered By: ♥ Kazbaz ♥ - 10/27/2006
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