I have known people who have done this. The critical thing is – just as you have stated – you need to have a clear line of communication with Service Canada. You have to be able to get their mail and respond to them quickly if needed. You would need to have a doctor wherever you are going, or be continually monitored by your doctor in Canada.
Your duty to prove ongoing disability doesn’t change just because you move. Service Canada doesn’t always ask for ongoing proof but you have to be ready to be able to give it. You can’t have any possibility of falling off your treatment plan just because you move abroad.
Where I have seen people get into problems is 1) when they don’t set up clear communications and therefore miss important letters from Service Canada or 2) they start working on the side the other country and Service Canada finds out. They can’t monitor your work as easily when you are out of Canada , so the are more likely to act harshly if they find out a claimant is working.
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