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Message started by Ebrovoice on Feb 14th, 2009 at 11:39am

Title: Ehic 4 British Non-pensioners Spanish residency
Post by Ebrovoice on Feb 14th, 2009 at 11:39am
To my dear informed friends this subject of EHIC pops up again and again. This one is different.
They are British.
They are do have Spanish residency
They do pay Cat Salut monthly for both of them
Uk will not issue them with an Ehic because they are resident here.
Spain Social will not release their EHIC as they are not pensioners.

What are they to do???

Title: Re: Ehic 4 British Non-pensioners Spanish residenc
Post by nen on Feb 14th, 2009 at 4:22pm
hi ,well i dont know but the only thing i can say is if they are traveling out of spain then they must take out insurance to cover themselves (just in case)while they are away  :-/best be safe than sorry

Title: Re: Ehic 4 British Non-pensioners Spanish residenc
Post by El Alto on Feb 14th, 2009 at 8:26pm
Hi Ebrovoice, This is what the leaflet from the mosses tells us:

-Everyone has the right to healthcare and merely needs to be
registered in Catalonia.

-Newcomers who do not have their administrative papers in order
and are not on the register have the right to emergency
healthcare in health centres or at home, for both accidents and
serious illnesses.

-To obtain a health card you should go to your nearest health
centre with your record of registration and complete the application.

There also is a lot of info (also in english) on www.gencat.cat and there is a helpline (the info is in english, so i assume they also have english operators....)

24-hour Sanitat Respon helpline: Call 902 111 444, the Sanitat Respon helpline number, for any question your have about your health or about health-related issues.

Hope this helps,
Mark

Title: Re: Ehic 4 British Non-pensioners Spanish residenc
Post by Ebrovoice on Feb 14th, 2009 at 10:37pm
thanks for the info.

What they are wanting to do is visit the Uk and be covered for healthcare while there. The dept in Uk has sais social here must give it to them .Social here says no...they are not pensioners  and msut get it from the Uk. That is there dilemma.

but will pass this on to them.
Thanks

Title: Re: Ehic 4 British Non-pensioners Spanish residenc
Post by El Alto on Feb 27th, 2009 at 9:34am
Hi Ebrovoice,

It seems they don't fully understand the EU rules in Spain. But the EU commission is going to change that:

"Commission warns Spain on EU pensioners' access to necessary healthcare"

http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/09/295&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en


Mark

Title: Re: Ehic 4 British Non-pensioners Spanish residenc
Post by hazelnut on Feb 28th, 2009 at 8:29am
Hi Ebrovoice

Did you see the planned open house meetings with the British Consul listed in Whats on in the Olive Press, I believe there is one in Tarragona and I think one of the subjects will be Health care amongst other subjects

Regards Stu

Title: Re: Ehic 4 British Non-pensioners Spanish residenc
Post by Ebrovoice on Feb 28th, 2009 at 8:50am
Thanks Stu. No have not picked up that copy. I had heard there would be open meetings across Spain but nothing specific. Something really needs to be done about these grey areas and needs to be uniform across all EU countries whichever one folk resides in.

You are a font of information and I thank you kindly.

Title: Re: Ehic 4 British Non-pensioners Spanish residenc
Post by Ebrovoice on Feb 28th, 2009 at 8:53am

wrote on Feb 27th, 2009 at 9:34am:
Hi Ebrovoice,

It seems they don't fully understand the EU rules in Spain. But the EU commission is going to change that:

"Commission warns Spain on EU pensioners' access to necessary healthcare"

http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/09/295&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en


Mark

Thanks Mark and for being so well read on current facts. This is also a new site I have not come across before thank you.

Title: Re: Ehic 4 British Non-pensioners Spanish residenc
Post by hazelnut on Feb 28th, 2009 at 4:39pm

wrote on Feb 28th, 2009 at 8:50am:
Thanks Stu. No have not picked up that copy. I had heard there would be open meetings across Spain but nothing specific. Something really needs to be done about these grey areas and needs to be uniform across all EU countries whichever one folk resides in.

You are a font of information and I thank you kindly.


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