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Old Oct 7th 2007, 11:15 am
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Hi,

Anyone any experience of lodging an application electronically for a 175 and then getting full Medicare? I understand that if in Australia on a 457 once you have applied for PR you are eligble for full Medicare - but we are having trouble convincing our Medicare office that we have lodged - they want a letter from immigration but is my understanding you don't get an acknowledgement letter with the online application. I have taken them the online receipt, but they won't accept this?

Anyone any ideas on what it is I need to show Medicare office?

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Anyone any experience of lodging an application electronically for a 175 and then getting full Medicare? I understand that if in Australia on a 457 once you have applied for PR you are eligble for full Medicare - but we are having trouble convincing our Medicare office that we have lodged - they want a letter from immigration but is my understanding you don't get an acknowledgement letter with the online application. I have taken them the online receipt, but they won't accept this?
You may need to talk to someone more senior in Medicare.
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I showed them my email confirmation document - about 2 pages long with name, dob, TRN etc on it. Make them call the Medicare help centre - they can do it, they just don't know it yet!
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Same topic though off topic a little?

Medicare, read through a considerable amount of threads, and still seem to be a little confused as to how Medicare actually differs from NHS care.

On a Permanent Residency visa 136.

How will care differ in Australia to the UK.

Main points are:

Doctor appointment free in the UK - Australia -

Prescription charges £7.00 in the UK - Australia -

Minor Hospital operation free in the UK - Australia -

Major Hospital operation free in the UK - Australia -

Hospital consultant leading to hospital operation free in the UK - Australia -


Its funny really, but you take for granted the NHS, until you leave the UK, then you realise health care is not free everywhere else?
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Problem is they have called the helpline and they said I should still have had an acknowledgement letter even if it was one to download, the receipt with the TRN thing I have you see doesn't state defacto name which is one problem - so I sort of see their point. I have now sent them the request for information which received today which shows have case officer etc and states both mine and defacto's name, and they are assessing whether that is suffcient - fingers crossed tomorrow they will say yes. I am clueless as to whether I should have had an acknowledgement letter or not - I certainly don't have this two page thing mentioned by tking.
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Default Re: Evidence of online application to get medicare

Originally Posted by Sooty and Sweep View Post
Same topic though off topic a little?

Medicare, read through a considerable amount of threads, and still seem to be a little confused as to how Medicare actually differs from NHS care.

On a Permanent Residency visa 136.

How will care differ in Australia to the UK.

Main points are:

Doctor appointment free in the UK - Australia -

Prescription charges £7.00 in the UK - Australia -

Minor Hospital operation free in the UK - Australia -

Major Hospital operation free in the UK - Australia -

Hospital consultant leading to hospital operation free in the UK - Australia -


Its funny really, but you take for granted the NHS, until you leave the UK, then you realise health care is not free everywhere else?

You get free prescriptions in Wales - Thanks to the WAG (not footballers but Welsh Assembly Government)
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Default Re: Evidence of online application to get medicare

Not online but in person - I turned up at a Medicare office with a filled out enrollment form, wife, original visa application receipts, photocopies of the passports and drivers licenses.

I was told they needed a letter from immigration. So I went home and printed out the acknowledgement email (which shows case number and the case officier's name) and nomination approval letter and went back. They then gathered up the supporting documents with the enrollment form and told me to wait 4-8 weeks.

The enrollment process for PR applications in progress (ie. PR applied but not yet granted), is that the main Medicare office reviews your enrollment form and supporting documents then decides. If sucessfull they will send you the cards via post from the main office.

One thing which surprised me was the staff we spoke to was unclear of the process or procedure. They had to get a senior staff to come and talk to me.

Also there was no reference number for my enrollment application provided either. They said if I wanted to check the status of the application to call the Medicare enrollment center and state my name and address...
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Not online but in person - I turned up at a Medicare office with a filled out enrollment form, wife, original visa application receipts, photocopies of the passports and drivers licenses.

I was told they needed a letter from immigration. So I went home and printed out the acknowledgement email (which shows case number and the case officier's name) and nomination approval letter and went back. They then gathered up the supporting documents with the enrollment form and told me to wait 4-8 weeks.

The enrollment process for PR applications in progress (ie. PR applied but not yet granted), is that the main Medicare office reviews your enrollment form and supporting documents then decides. If sucessfull they will send you the cards via post from the main office.

One thing which surprised me was the staff we spoke to was unclear of the process or procedure. They had to get a senior staff to come and talk to me.

Also there was no reference number for my enrollment application provided either. They said if I wanted to check the status of the application to call the Medicare enrollment center and state my name and address...
Hi Guys

I am in a same situation? Just applied for PR online under 887 route. Any experience on how you guys got Medicare while waiting for PR is much appreciated. What doco we need to go to Medicare to say them that we have applied??
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In the end a letter came through with information about our case officer which was then proof enough we had applied. We never got an acknowledgement via an online application that they would accept as the receipt didn't give enough information. Sorry can't be of more help, in the end we were just lucky that got a letter about case officer quickly. As the online visa applications have been around a bit longer now maybe Medicare have changed procedures and now will accept the receipt.
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Originally Posted by vgenburgos View Post
In the end a letter came through with information about our case officer which was then proof enough we had applied. We never got an acknowledgement via an online application that they would accept as the receipt didn't give enough information. Sorry can't be of more help, in the end we were just lucky that got a letter about case officer quickly. As the online visa applications have been around a bit longer now maybe Medicare have changed procedures and now will accept the receipt.
Thanks guys much appreciated for your posts. Planning to go to Medicare and see how it goes.
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sorry if this seems a stupid question but we have reciprocal medicare as we're here on a 457, what's the difference between full medicare and reciprocal medicare?

We have also applied online for a 176.

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How will care differ in Australia to the UK?

Doctor appointment free in the UK - Australia -
Free if you go to a bulk-billing clinic, otherwise around $30-40. Some clinics are free via Medicare during business hours and then charge after-hours. There are less and less bulk-billing (Medicare) clinics around though.

Prescription charges £7.00 in the UK - Australia -
Depends what the script is, and where you buy them. Many things are subsidised by the government and top out at around $20. One of my prescriptions is around $35, that's the most expensive I've ever had.

Minor Hospital operation free in the UK - Australia -
Depends what you get done and where you get it done. Most things, via a public hospital, would be free - although you'll have a long wait for elective things.

Major Hospital operation free in the UK - Australia -
Same as above

Hospital consultant leading to hospital operation free in the UK - Australia -
Same as above.

Its funny really, but you take for granted the NHS, until you leave the UK, then you realise health care is not free everywhere else?
Health care isn't "free" anywhere. You pay via your taxes, but we have it pretty good here in Aus.

If you want to choose your specialist, or where and when you'll have an operation, get private health insurance. I've had 2 people in the past 2 weeks that I've looked after in ICU who were both here on temporary visas and had accidents leading to them requiring intensive care.

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Free if you go to a bulk-billing clinic, otherwise around $30-40. Some clinics are free via Medicare during business hours and then charge after-hours. There are less and less bulk-billing (Medicare) clinics around though.


Depends what the script is, and where you buy them. Many things are subsidised by the government and top out at around $20. One of my prescriptions is around $35, that's the most expensive I've ever had.


Depends what you get done and where you get it done. Most things, via a public hospital, would be free - although you'll have a long wait for elective things.


Same as above


Same as above.


Health care isn't "free" anywhere. You pay via your taxes, but we have it pretty good here in Aus.

If you want to choose your specialist, or where and when you'll have an operation, get private health insurance. I've had 2 people in the past 2 weeks that I've looked after in ICU who were both here on temporary visas and had accidents leading to them requiring intensive care.
Thank you for your reply, i had given up!
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Thank you for your reply, i had given up!
Got Medicare, was not a big deal
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sorry if this seems a stupid question but we have reciprocal medicare as we're here on a 457, what's the difference between full medicare and reciprocal medicare?

We have also applied online for a 176.

Reciprocal medicare is only supposed to cover emergency treatment. Also, it is contingent on your previous country of residence.
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