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Old 2nd August 2018, 01:45 PM
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That was my understanding of it, although I appreciate that I might have misinterpreted it.
I can think of no other reason for the convenio especial to be stopped.

It's an income stream, after all.

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I know I provided the translation but as a non-Spanish speaker (at the moment) and someone who is trying to thoroughly investigate and plan our move to Javea in advance, would someone be kind enough to explain this to me please?

I am budgeting for us to have to pay private healthcare in year one and then convenio especial thereafter due to our age (not retired) and self funding (not working). Am I being too premature in thinking that we may not have to budget for either of these anymore, once we are over the 183 day requirement for residency?

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All Spanish have free healthcare. I think this law is to return the free healthcare for undocumented immigrants that was repealed by PP. I am not convinced that it going to be for non Spanish EU citizens as I haven't heard any Spanish politicians talking about it in this context but that might be because they don t see it as having much significance with the Spanish electorate
Since the convenio especial has now been cancelled, which is of course an income stream for the govt., it seems that all legal residents will now be covered, which was my original interpretation.


I can't imagine they'd close down an income stream on the same day as the new rules came into effect, & say that you have to have private insurance.

I still reckon new registrations will need to prove healthcare provision in order to register in the first place though.

I agree - I doubt Spanish voters would be very interested.
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I can think of no other reason for the convenio especial to be stopped.



It's an income stream, after all.


In Aragon there are only 4 people on it. Not much income here


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I know I provided the translation but as a non-Spanish speaker (at the moment) and someone who is trying to thoroughly investigate and plan our move to Javea in advance, would someone be kind enough to explain this to me please?

I am budgeting for us to have to pay private healthcare in year one and then convenio especial thereafter due to our age (not retired) and self funding (not working). Am I being too premature in thinking that we may not have to budget for either of these anymore, once we are over the 183 day requirement for residency?

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It still isn't clear - but as far as we know, you will still need to prove healthcare provision in order to register as resident, which you are required to do in the first 90 days. This new decree doesn't seem to override that.

You have to take a policy for a year, but it does look as though after that time, you'll be able to use the state system as a legal resident.

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Spanish friend phoned INSS here. As far as they are concerned there is no change to any healthcare provisions . I suspect itíll take time to filter down if itís correct. Also, I was under the impression autonomous regions made there own decisions

Like Eyles, very few foreigners here and CE only just arrived here ?

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Be careful as my wife who processes residencies says there is no report of this and you can not get residencies without healthcare insurance ( as of today) Surely lawyers here in the south of Spain and even on gov UK site would report this as this is going to be big news for expat who are not in receipt of pensions

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I can think of no other reason for the convenio especial to be stopped.



It's an income stream, after all.


I have an appointment tomorrow morning with the local INSS office. Hopefully I am giving myself an early birthday gift


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Now that's interesting.

So in that case free healthcare presumably DOES apply to all registered residents!
Or

Those with five years ? Maybe theyíre extending the amount of time you have to live here to get free healthcare

Ie instead of a year the CE itís five and the state healthcare


Iím being a bit thick. I still donít understand how any of this affects undocumented migrants?

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Convention Especial is dependent on different communidad. Is it closed in all or just some?

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