thinking of longterming for a few years possibly 9 months a year. i will keep my home in the uk [rented out] and i will be paying uk income tax on the proceeds . i am below retirement age but i am entitled to free prescriptions because i have been diagnosed with a chronic illness which will require monthly collections of medicine for the rest of my life. can anyone tell me would this still apply in europe ? what do others do ? as i am sure i wont be the only person in this position . uptill this happening i have worked all my life and never claimed a single state benefit . any info or similar experiences would be greatly appreciated . ps i know this is a fulltiming forum but i just thought members on here might be in the best position to answer as they have possibly had to deal with a similar situation before they left the uk for good ! thank you .