I am researching the possibility of moving to a warmer climate because of my poor health - probably to France. I retired in May 2007 and have 38 years qualifying years for NI. I am currently in receipt of the DLA higher rate Mobility Allowance and my NI is also paid. As I am 61 I receive free NHS prescribed medication.
I have been trying to find out my position as regards healthcare provision in France and how much support I might receive from the UK. As I have a pre-existing condition and must have regular medication to survive, which would normally cost in excess of £1000 per annum, this is an important factor.
I have written to various addresses and have been given 6 different phone numbers. The phone number given on the NHS helpline website is wrong and when I did eventually reach the one recommended (DLA Exportability Team) I had to wait online for over 20 minutes listening to the most awful canned music!
I believe I require form S1 but how do I get it? Is anyone else in the position where they required regular prescriptions?