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by Unicorn
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: UK State pension calculation
Replies: 19
Views: 448

Re: UK State pension calculation

That is why I advised you call, and they are very helpful. The calculators do not give the full picture sometimes. Do make a note of the time, date and name of the person in case of comeback. At least that is what we were advised by them to do.
by Unicorn
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Topless in Marbella and Puerto Banus
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Topless in Marbella and Puerto Banus

Hi Maybe be aware of new laws in Marbella and Puerto Banus. You have to cover up or get fined! http://www.surinenglish.com/local/201804/13/fines-planned-wearing-swimsuits-20180413100959-v.html This is the link which maybe will not work as I am hopeless :? :? at posting them but the full report is in...
by Unicorn
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK State pension calculation
Replies: 19
Views: 448

Re: UK State pension calculation

For accuracy's sake the full pension having paid 30 years, qualifying in Late 2020 was, in current day worth 177 pounds per week.
by Unicorn
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK State pension calculation
Replies: 19
Views: 448

Re: UK State pension calculation

All I can say is that the information from the place in Newcastle (?)in person was different from the calculator and all info that had been received in the post. Especially only needing 30 years and not 35 to get a full pension. The guy admitted that mistakes had been made mainly because the goalpos...
by Unicorn
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UK State pension calculation
Replies: 19
Views: 448

Re: UK State pension calculation

I suggest you call the pensions people and they will make an appointment to call back and discuss. I have come across this situation recently and 35 years were not required (only 30) for a pension of around 175 pounds a week. They are working out some pensions in the new way for that cohort and some...
by Unicorn
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sanitas & Abroad
Replies: 0
Views: 303

Sanitas & Abroad

Does anyone know if you have to inform Sanitas if you are going outside Spain?

Cheers :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:
by Unicorn
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: buying a new car now requires registerinng on padron?
Replies: 12
Views: 2391

Re: buying a new car now requires registerinng on padron?

In Estepona they do occasional drives to register people because the numbers on the Padron dictate number of fire stations and medical clinics and the like. They often set up a table in areas frequented by foreigners like Sunday Markets to persuade people to register. I know that many foreigners do ...
by Unicorn
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: British Maths Teacher, Music Lessons for Guitar
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Re: British Maths Teacher, Music Lessons for Guitar

I have sent you a pm........
by Unicorn
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Padron renewed every 5 years
Replies: 24
Views: 3426

Re: Padron renewed every 5 years

I had a letter from Estepona a while back, I think it was before the referendum, asking if I was still resident, and I had been here for over 12 years at that stage. I went in myself and assured them I was. As a matter of course I pop in ever so often to get a new empadronamiento so as to have an up...
by Unicorn
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Temporary healthcare in UK
Replies: 16
Views: 2416

Re: Temporary healthcare in UK

Mea culpa! Yes, off to the SS.............
by Unicorn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Temporary healthcare in UK
Replies: 16
Views: 2416

Re: Temporary healthcare in UK

I'm in the same position as Wicksey, not a pensioner and not working but qualified under the fiscal resident before 2012 (I think)law, so I'll take myself off the SS and will report back.

Will take every document I possess (plus photcopies!) with me nach.
by Unicorn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Temporary healthcare in UK
Replies: 16
Views: 2416

Re: Temporary healthcare in UK

I was told that I can't use my card but I can get a piece of paper that covers me for when I am in UK. There is a maximum cover per year, some weeks, I think, so one has to work with the days one is away. I don't qualify for the TSI. I am neither a worker nor a pensioner but I'm defo covered by Spai...
by Unicorn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Temporary healthcare in UK
Replies: 16
Views: 2416

Temporary healthcare in UK

I have a card for health here in Spain but is is only because of fiscal residency. i know I cannot use it in other EC countries.

Apparently I need a piece of paper from Social Security here for the days I am in UK.

Does anyone know what I need to take with me to get that from them?

Cheers folks!
by Unicorn
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: EU Driving Licence
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Re: EU Driving Licence

Yup, delighted to see the back of Rajoy. I already have a Spanish/EU licence. I just wondered that when I am no longer an EU citizen what changes. I had an old UK passport years ago and am convinced it was black, but everyone says they were blue, hey ho. A Union Jack? If NI and Scotland go that will...
by Unicorn
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: "tu" or "su"
Replies: 27
Views: 4288

Re: "tu" or "su"

I would advise usted with police....
by Unicorn
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: EU Driving Licence
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

EU Driving Licence

Does anyone know what, if anything, we as UK citizens and soon not to be EU ones, have to do about Spanish/EU driving licences?

Do we have to have UK ones, international ones (if they exist)?

:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
by Unicorn
Sat May 26, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Spanish white goods brands - Which are best and which to avoid ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1223

Re: Spanish white goods brands - Which are best and which to avoid ?

I had a Teka dishwasher. It stopped working, the Teka Tech bloke came here said it was dead as a dodo, then a local bloke mended it for 20 Euros
by Unicorn
Fri May 25, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: TUNEIN Radio
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

TUNEIN Radio

For some reason Tunein Radio not working on NOW TV box, saying 'no content available' from this morning. Is it to do with the data thing? Other channels working OK

Cheers
by Unicorn
Wed May 23, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Keeping a pet. EU Directive ? ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2458

Re: Keeping a pet. EU Directive ? ?

I bought several properties at one time or another and never saw one that allowed pets . I am sure someone, (I cannot imagine who!)will say this is incorrect, but it is my experience. It can be discretionary from the freeholder, however. I do wonder about buy to let, (and Air B&B) though, becaus...
by Unicorn
Tue May 08, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Buying a property as part of a syndicate
Replies: 24
Views: 2117

Re: Buying a property as part of a syndicate

Richard, I wondered about that too. I am obviously more precious............or maybe just yellowey orange!

Keep in touch, pm if you want if you have a price in mind as I am here all the time..............

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