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 Post subject: medical cover
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:38 pm 
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hello
do residents of lanzarote who are not Spanish need private medical insurance or do they get free treatment the same as Spanish?also does this differ from mainland spains medical system?


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 Post subject: Re: medical cover
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:57 pm 
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Hi-----here is the reply I gave to a similar question last year....it still applies


Under new rules since July last year you need a residencia to stay here longer than 3 months legally...to apply for a residencia you MUST be able to prove (not just say)your income by means of bank references...pension statements...asset statements etc......ALSO you need unless you are a pensioner over the retirement age in the UK (in which case you need Form S1 from DWP Overseas Health Dept. and to give up your UK GP entitlement) to be in possession of a private medical insurance (NOT holiday insurance) covering the length of your intended stay here,even then you are not guaranteed a residencia as the intent is not to let potential immigrants(short or long term) become a burden on the state.Here is a translation of the official rules
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Right of residence for more than three months

The right of residence for more than three months remains subject to certain conditions. Applicants must:

either be engaged in economic activity (on an employed or self-employed basis);
or have sufficient resources and sickness insurance to ensure that they do not become a burden on the social services of the host Member State during their stay. The Member States may not specify a minimum amount which they deem sufficient, but they must take account of personal circumstances;
or be following vocational training as a student and have sufficient resources and sickness insurance to ensure that they do not become a burden on the social services of the host Member State during their stay;
or be a family member of a Union citizen who falls into one of the above categories.
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Bear in mind you must then also register for tax here as you will then be classed as fiscally resident in Spain over 183 days.


As you see unless you are employed here or over retirement age you MUST have sufficient private medical insurance in place


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 Post subject: Re: medical cover
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:13 pm 
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Thankyou :D


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