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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 8:14am
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stevemurphy

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I read in the news the other day that the Spanish Government were changing the rules that meant if you were retired, you would need an income of £21,000 a year to remain. Is that the case now, or is that something that will be coming into force?

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 8:53am

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 8:53am

Hello  Steve

Which ever newspaper you read that in - bin it haha.... it's completely wrong.

There is no financial change for residents who live here in Spain, the financial changes/increases are for people who WANT to  live here and are coming from a 3rd nation country which includes the UK,(it is €27,115) for 1st applicant

 Spain are part of the Schengen area agreement  with 25 other countries & any major decisions, have to be in  agreement  with everyone else.

Hope that explains it a bit...

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 9:15am

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 9:15am

stevemurphy wrote on Mon Apr 5, 2021 8:14am:

I read in the news the other day that the Spanish Government were changing the rules that meant if you were retired, you would need an income of £21,000 a year to remain. Is that the case now, or is that something that will be coming into force?

Regards

Steve

A load of codswallap....as elinspain says it's only for new applications 

Steve 

stevemurphy

Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 10:20am

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 10:20am

elinspain wrote on Mon Apr 5, 2021 8:53am:

Hello  Steve

Which ever newspaper you read that in - bin it haha.... it's completely wrong.

There is no financial change for residents who live here in Spain, the financial changes/increases are for people who WANT to  live here and are coming from a 3rd nation country which includes the UK,(it is €27,115) for 1st applicant

 Spain are part of the Schengen area agreement  with 25 other countries & any major decisions, have to be in  agreement  with everyone else.

Hope that explains it a bit...

Cheers

Elinspain

Hi Thanks for that. 

Just so I understand correctly. If my wife and I were pensioners and wanted to apply for residency now, we would have to show that either one of us had a pension income of €27,115  Is that the case?

Regards

Steve

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 10:25am

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 10:25am

stevemurphy wrote on Mon Apr 5, 2021 10:20am:

Hi Thanks for that. 

Just so I understand correctly. If my wife and I were pensioners and wanted to apply for residency now, we would have to show that either one of us had a pension income of €27,115  Is that the case?

Regards

Steve

Hello

Not exactly Steve, if you applied for a Non Lucrative Visa ( for retirees) you would need to show an annual income of €27,115.20 for the 1st applicant + €6778.80 for each dependant. You have to apply for a Visa  from the Spanish Embassy in the UK to start the process of living here in Spain.

Any ,more questions, please ask as many people on here can help with your enquiries.

Cheers

Elinspain

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 12:20pm

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 12:20pm

stevemurphy wrote on Mon Apr 5, 2021 10:20am:

Hi Thanks for that. 

Just so I understand correctly. If my wife and I were pensioners and wanted to apply for residency now, we would have to show that either one of us had a pension income of €27,115  Is that the case?

Regards

Steve

You will also need to have full healthcare cover which has to be fully paid up for a full year. You will need to have private healthcare as opposed to the S1 healthcare cover which is now (at present) unavailable to new retirees. 

Steve 

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 4:53pm

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You will need private healthcare cover paid for a full year to further your application for residency in Spain. After you have become a legal resident then you can apply for the S1 healthcare forms from the UK......

You can also, after a full year of legal residency,  apply to join the Convenio especial which will give you full access to the Spanish healthcare system and get healthcare as a Spanish citizen would. You do however have to pay a monthly fee. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/healthcare-in-spain-including-the-balearic-and-canary-islands#s1

Steve 

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 5:06pm

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 5:06pm

stevemurphy wrote on Mon Apr 5, 2021 10:20am:

Hi Thanks for that. 

Just so I understand correctly. If my wife and I were pensioners and wanted to apply for residency now, we would have to show that either one of us had a pension income of €27,115  Is that the case?

Regards

Steve

You may find answers to questions that you have either on this page under Spain Tips and Guides or look at the Citizens Advice Bureau Spain website.

Kimmy11

Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 7:30pm

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Posted: Mon Apr 5, 2021 7:30pm

Hi Steve,

Trotter is correct, continued availability of the S1 for reciprocal, state-funded healthcare for UK citizens is included in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, signed by the UK on 24 December 2020 (Section 2. Citizens' Rights).  However, that agreement is yet to be ratified by EU member states, so personally, I wouldn't rely on it for any life-changing decisions until they have signed - it's been delayed a couple of times, but now supposed to be complete by 30 April.  Watch that space!

Kind regards, 

Kim

Locknut

Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 11:50pm

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Posted: Tue Apr 6, 2021 11:50pm

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Hi 

As I bought a new build place last year and the council had not fitted street signs, the local postal service would not deliver mail so I gave my lawyers address as my Spanish address and the nhs sent the S1 certificate there. I have since acquired residency, padron and sip card albeit under pre end of transition period. Hope that helps with latest situation.

Regards

Jeff

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