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Old Feb 16th 2018, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Deek View Post
Enough for a couple of months

Doesn't have to be Benidorm but flights booked for Alicante for the 3/3/18
If you receive unemployment benefits, you can still get them from the UK in Spain for a certain amount of time. If you don't inform the unemployment office in the UK, it will be seen as fraud.
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Old Feb 16th 2018, 1:15 pm
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If you receive unemployment benefits, you can still get them from the UK in Spain for a certain amount of time. If you don't inform the unemployment office in the UK, it will be seen as fraud.
And as a single guy who has not paid into the State, guaranteed you have ZERO entitlement to benefits here. Just in case you thought otherwise, assistance will not be forthcoming for you. So plan it out.
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And as a single guy who has not paid into the State, guaranteed you have ZERO entitlement to benefits here. Just in case you thought otherwise, assistance will not be forthcoming for you. So plan it out.
Yes, nothing and no support from Spain:

In general, to receive unemployment benefits you need to stay in the country which pays your benefits. However, under certain conditions you can go to another EU countryIn this case, the 28 EU member states + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
to look for work and continue to receive your unemployment benefits from the country where you became unemployed.

Staying abroad for 3 months

You can carry on receiving your unemployment benefit for at least 3 months from the EU country where you were last working - and up to a maximum of 6 months, depending on the institution paying your benefit.
You can only do this if you are:
  • wholly unemployed (not partially or intermittently) and
  • entitled to receive unemployment benefits in the country where you became unemployed.
Before leaving, you must:
  • have been registered as an unemployed jobseeker with the employment services in the country where you became unemployed for at least 4 weeks (exceptions can be made)
  • apply to your national employment services for a U2 form (formerly E 303) - an authorisation to export your unemployment benefits.
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Old Feb 16th 2018, 1:34 pm
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How helpful is that from Moses, maybe another 'unknown' off your list. So come over for a few weeks, see how the land lies.Plan it out, or guaranteed you will fail.
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Old Feb 16th 2018, 1:46 pm
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How helpful is that from Moses, maybe another 'unknown' off your list. So come over for a few weeks, see how the land lies.Plan it out, or guaranteed you will fail.
The main thing is to be honest and it doesn't cost anything to apply. Say you have a job opportunity, that could lead to a permanent position.
This is the main link: https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizen...s/index_en.htm
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The main thing is to be honest and it doesn't cost anything to apply. Say you have a job opportunity, that could lead to a permanent position.
Not being funny but how is saying you have a job opportunity being honest if you haven't?

If you meet the conditions as per your link, the UK is obliged to continue paying it if you move abroad to look for work. You don't have to beg or argue your corner, that's EU regulations, it's all part of the freedom of movement arrangement and at the moment the UK has to comply. The UK is also obliged to cover your healthcare for the same period. If freedom of movement ends for Brits at Brexit then coming to Spain to look for work will be off the menu, so if you want to give it a shot, do it now.
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Old Feb 16th 2018, 1:59 pm
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Not being funny but how is saying you have a job opportunity being honest if you haven't?

If you meet the conditions as per your link, the UK is obliged to continue paying it if you move abroad to look for work. You don't have to beg or argue your corner, that's EU regulations, it's all part of the freedom of movement arrangement and at the moment the UK has to comply. The UK is also obliged to cover your healthcare for the same period. If freedom of movement ends for Brits at Brexit then coming to Spain to look for work will be off the menu, so if you want to give it a shot, do it now.
Sorry my wording. You might have the opportunity. Under EU law, you have the right of free movement, but if you are receiving benefits in he UK, you have to inform them that you're going abroad. Even if it's just a holiday.
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Deek, you will need a good amount of money in your pocket before you even start to look for work and even then theres no guarantees. I hope you may get lucky, because thats what it will take. You have nothing to lose (by the looks of it, no offence) in trying BUT how about coming over on the flight and having a bit of a 'fishing expedition' for a few weeks? Get all your unknowns (again, no offence but you have many at the moment) sorted and you will have the picture on what is a big plan for you. Just rocking up at the airport and hoping for the best could be a disaster for you. Come over, plan it out a bit, don't burn any financial bridges in the UK, then decide. Could be better to come in March,(get your EHIC card sorted first) have a look see and return in September when the madness has died down and at least thats the start of fruit picking season when you can earn some casual money if nothing else Mate. You are putting an AWFUL lot of pressure on yourself here, especially given your proposed timings. Holidaying and living here are total poles apart.
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Old Feb 16th 2018, 4:35 pm
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Morning all
I'm relocating to Benidorm next month, what is the current employment situation like
Its grim, often seasonal and the pay is low.

Mass unemployment means there are thousands of painters/decorators who are Spanish and know the system looking for jobs...who would you employ?
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Old Feb 17th 2018, 9:01 am
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Great feed back and very much appciated, not looking for any benefits, currently employed on a zero hrs contract delivering fleet cars for Thrifty around London and south east, lodging with my 72 year old auntie in Grays having split up with my partner, looking for a new start really.
Plan to come out for two weeks to suss the place out, was brought up on a farm and spent 25 years trading potatoes , so not restricted to painting
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Like I said, suss it out over here first. Benidorm may not actually be your answer you may find, given you background. The main commercial farms in the area are in Murcia, Almeria etc. Thats why you need a 'sighting lap' first. Come over, don't burn any bridges in the UK as yet, get a better picture and possible contacts sussed.I don't blame you for wanting a new start and fortune may well favour the brave, just don't want to see you fall at the first hurdle.Get a plan together, get some cash together (enough for at least six months, if its not coming together by then,you can take a view) and look at September time for the big move after a look around next month.If you don't speak Spanish, don't stray too far from the 'big' Expat areas,you will get nowhere!Like I said, nothing to lose, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have some sort of plan or proper preparation at least.
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Like I said, suss it out over here first. Benidorm may not actually be your answer you may find, given you background. The main commercial farms in the area are in Murcia, Almeria etc. Thats why you need a 'sighting lap' first. Come over, don't burn any bridges in the UK as yet, get a better picture and possible contacts sussed.I don't blame you for wanting a new start and fortune may well favour the brave, just don't want to see you fall at the first hurdle.Get a plan together, get some cash together (enough for at least six months, if its not coming together by then,you can take a view) and look at September time for the big move after a look around next month.If you don't speak Spanish, don't stray too far from the 'big' Expat areas,you will get nowhere!Like I said, nothing to lose, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have some sort of plan or proper preparation at least.
Again much appreciated advice I have purchased potatoes from Murcia a company named Patatas Beltran so plan to contact them
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Again much appreciated advice I have purchased potatoes from Murcia a company named Patatas Beltran so plan to contact them
Perhaps Benidorm isn't the proper location, any other suggestions for location
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Deek, welcome but you do know that we don't have wallpaper on our walls here.Just saying as my Dad's business in UK was builder which employed all sorts of tradesmen.I am not meaning to undermine your enthusiasm but so often we get out the roller & paint the walls ourselves therefore"painter & decorator" does not signify the same here.But glad you are open to other options,good luck because we need people like you that can see possibilities elsewhere.
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Perhaps Benidorm isn't the proper location, any other suggestions for location
Have a look around when you come over. Murcia,Almeria and Alicante inland areas are all reachable on a day trip basis from Alicante. Spain has something for everyone, but in the end, its always a personal choice!
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