As things go downhill here in the UK i'm seriously thinking about moving abroad - not necessarily for better services but may as well be somewhere warm (i'm not from the uk and have been dying to leave anyway). My 16+ yr old daughter receives higher rates DLA - I'm her carer etc...i've read these benefits can't be exported if you move permanently...however as a non EE i can't live in Europe permanently so have to come back here (with my leave to remain) every six months or so.
i read somewhere that doing this one could retain benefits like DLA - but on gov.uk it says max 13 weeks out of uk...but 13 weeks in how many weeks? ie come back for a week and leave again? Seems a strange loophole.
Just wondered if anyone happened to know. I've googled it and it is seems a bit unclear...all moot if we make a Brexit of course.
You probably need to contact https://www.gov.uk/exportability-team. I think it may not be an annual allowance as such. 13 weeks is the maximum absence (medical treatment differs) to continue to be entitled.