Free Health cover ?

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Free Health cover ?

Postby Bongtrees » Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:46 pm

Is free Spanish state health cover available to European immigrants living full time in Andalucia and who are under the state retirement age and not contributing to the Spanish system.


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Postby fincalospinos » Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:05 pm

Hi Bongtrees
Take a look at the following site, this should answer your question
best wishes
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free health cover

Postby alisonb » Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:49 pm

We've spoken to DSS about this because my husband has chronic illness which private insurers won't cover.

The length of time you get free cover (below state retirement age when you will get it) depends on how much national insurance you've paid in a tax year. We originally intended moving out in March 2006. We would have cover until December 2007. However, if one of us earns minimum £4,400 in tax year 2006/7, we will get cover until December 2008. There doesn't seem to be much of a sliding scale, but earning £4,400 entitles you to a full year's cover. So we're staying in UK another couple of months.

Hope this helps. People at DSS very helpful about this

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Postby gretch » Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:22 pm

Hi bongtrees

Check out (click on Europe & Health care in EU.)

I followed the information given and although it took a lot of time and number of visits to various health centres/social security offices, I now have a Spanish health card.

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Postby Lorraine - Mijas » Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:17 pm

Doe's anyone know how long a Spanish HEALTH card last? I have one from working and paying into the system but have recently stopped, is cover stopped immediately ??????

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Postby Nikvin » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:22 pm

I believe you have 3 months cover after you tsop paying in, or being paid for

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