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UK Government advice on Healthcare for UK nationals living in Spain

AlexPosted by Alex on Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:21pm in Healthcare and medical advice
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The UK Government have updated it's advice for UK nationals living in Spain on how to get state healthcare if you live, work or study in Spain. You can read more on the following link:

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

Recent changes made on the page:

Updated ‘posted worker’ section to reflect that posted workers can continue working and accessing state healthcare in Spain, how to register an S1 form in Spain online, and added detail to ‘getting treatment in the UK’ section about healthcare when you no longer live in the UK.

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Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:23am

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Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:23am

This was an interesting read.

It looks as if for my use case;

1/ Once our residency exceeds 5 years and we apply for our permanent residency we are entitled to Spanish healthcare without having to contribute to the convenio especial. We will both be below the UK state pension age at that point - so the S1 is some way off for us.

2/ Given we were granted residency before 31/12/20 we would be able to receive UK NHS treatment.

Am I reading this right? 

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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:22am

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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:22am

Have you been in touch with your solicitor, to check everything for you..you only get recipricol healthcare if you're retired and qualify, if not, you have to contribute to the healthcare system, by way of being self employed or you are on a contract...failig that, taking out private medical insurance..hope it works out.

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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:54am

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Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:54am

Helenx wrote on Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:22am:

Have you been in touch with your solicitor, to check everything for you..you only get recipricol healthcare if you're retired and qualify, if not, you have to contribute to the healthcare system, by way of being self employed or you are on a contract...failig that, taking out private medical insu...

...rance..hope it works out.

Morning - we are already resident but my comments were specifically geared towards the link Alex posted above. It's either clumsily worded or suggestive of my conclusions above. Just interested in any other views on the text itself :)

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Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:06am

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Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:06am

Worth watching........ Brits in Spain - Health FAQ's

Relevant question at 10mins:30secs.

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