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Hi, what income does PUMA base it's assessment on to enter the French health system?

I presume it means pension but does it take in to account any savings?

Also, does any 'draw down' pension count?

Thanks for any advice
 

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The base line is every type of income ie pensions interest from savings etc minus approx €9610 Then you will pay 8% pa on the remaining amount.Then of course you need to consider a mutuelle and you may also have to pay social charges.If you have recently retired and moved to France then your cotisations will be based on your previous years income when you were working which will be more than your retirement income.As it will take several months to process your application and you cannot apply until you have lived in France for 3 months you may well be better off having private insurance for the first year and then after this apply for PUMA and have a French Avis des Impots.However there is some suggestion that anyone in receipt of ANY pension may be now entitled to free health cover under PUMA but I do not know if this has been confirmed or not
 
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