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Old Jan 23rd 2008, 1:53 pm
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the E101 has not been sent in as yet, it is here with me.

No i am not self employed, but expect to be in belgium for at least 5 years.
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Old Jan 23rd 2008, 2:40 pm
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Originally Posted by davesmithsrm View Post
the E101 has not been sent in as yet, it is here with me.

No i am not self employed, but expect to be in belgium for at least 5 years.
You might need to get your company to check its validity out then because I don`t think it will cover you for healthcare there.
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Old Jan 23rd 2008, 3:07 pm
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i think this just refers to self employed - it was actually the tax office in the UK that suggested this should be done.

I would still be paying benefits and be covered on the european health insurance card (new E111 equivilient) - although for some things i will need to top up with private insurance.
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Old Jan 23rd 2008, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by davesmithsrm View Post
i think this just refers to self employed - it was actually the tax office in the UK that suggested this should be done.

I would still be paying benefits and be covered on the european health insurance card (new E111 equivilient) - although for some things i will need to top up with private insurance.
You will find the European health insurance card only covers you for emergency treatment while on holiday and no further free medical help or repatriation to your resident country, otherwise everybody living abroad would use them.
Also you will find if you are out the UK for a certain amount of time then you loose your cover there as you are no longer a UK resident.
Please check it all out as it could be a nasty expence if anything serious happened.
Can`t you get your company to cover you privately ?
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Originally Posted by davesmithsrm View Post
i think this just refers to self employed - it was actually the tax office in the UK that suggested this should be done.

I would still be paying benefits and be covered on the european health insurance card (new E111 equivilient) - although for some things i will need to top up with private insurance.
I'm sure JDR's right ... dont forget you will be subject to Belgian law and it matters not a jot what someone in the Uk says

An E111 card covers you for emergencies only. I am fully paid up with my DHS payments. On a recent trip back to the UK I tried to use my E111 and was told it was not valid as I was not a UK resident any more. I had to pay for a visit to the doctor.

Similarly, in Spain, I have no health cover under the state system because I am not working and not of retirement age. They looked at my E111 card and just shrugged . I have to have private cover
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Old Jan 24th 2008, 10:34 am
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I wonder what difference this makes with my wife working in Belgium ,, she is on a belgium contract and so pays into the belgian social security.

Anyway, as usual - the timing of these points is perfect - i have a meeting with the "specialist company" at 14.30 CET for other issues, so can raise it then with them face to face

I will let you know what they say, as this would benefit others also.
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I wonder what difference this makes with my wife working in Belgium ,, she is on a belgium contract and so pays into the belgian social security.

Anyway, as usual - the timing of these points is perfect - i have a meeting with the "specialist company" at 14.30 CET for other issues, so can raise it then with them face to face

I will let you know what they say, as this would benefit others also.
Usually if one of the family is working and paying into the system then the whole family are covered as dependants, so maybe that will solve it.
Get her to try and register you into the clinic as her dependant.
Your UK payments will cover your pension, if there is still one when you retire. ???

Thanks for any feedback, it will help as it is a nightmare trying to find the ins and outs of the EU. ;.))
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Old Jan 24th 2008, 3:10 pm
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ok .... here is what they said

Yes complete an E101 - this will then give me a E106 which i can claim back medical expenses against with a Belgium health insurance company.

With my wife paying social here we are all covered (you were right) - she is to get a health card which is used for appointments.

My social payments cover my dependants in the UK also and keep my pension going.

Finally, i have the answers to questions i asked about tax and social, it is a big relief.

I am now a tax expert ... so ask away
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ok .... here is what they said

Yes complete an E101 - this will then give me a E106 which i can claim back medical expenses against with a Belgium health insurance company.

With my wife paying social here we are all covered (you were right) - she is to get a health card which is used for appointments.

My social payments cover my dependants in the UK also and keep my pension going.

Finally, i have the answers to questions i asked about tax and social, it is a big relief.

I am now a tax expert ... so ask away
I bet you feel a bit better now, thanks for the feed back, it may be help to someone in a similar position later.
You are right though it is a minefield, they seem to make it so hard to sort out between the countries.
Good luck in your new life.
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Originally Posted by davesmithsrm View Post
ok .... here is what they said

Yes complete an E101 - this will then give me a E106 which i can claim back medical expenses against with a Belgium health insurance company.

With my wife paying social here we are all covered (you were right) - she is to get a health card which is used for appointments.

My social payments cover my dependants in the UK also and keep my pension going.

Finally, i have the answers to questions i asked about tax and social, it is a big relief.

I am now a tax expert ... so ask away
Dont know how old you are, but did you know that the government were talking about bringing the maximum years to qualify for a full state pension down to 30 years?
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Old Jan 31st 2008, 9:05 pm
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Yes , I do ; and I have empathy for your English blues ; now , next , the pound will crash against the Euro , and many of your Brit-neighbours will find themselves in dire financ. straits ( serves most them : right ! Biig Spenders , on their multi-credit cards !);
Germany is quite a bit more civilised to live nowadays , methinks ;
( even though , foodwise or chic-wise : not ever a patch on Belgique ! )
We're fine here , also sailing into a reccession , not that the natives don't deserve it - and don't even start me on the immigrants , gypsies , roumanian beggars , albanian prossies , crime everywhere , fiulth , grime & total decline of EUrope , as we once knew it !
Time to pack up and move on !!!???
I take it you're Belgian then?
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NO ,
no good-enough reason to become one ( yet ) !
Also : not really neccessary , what with half Paris and two-thirds of former Warsaw pact now all slumming it here...
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Just a hypocrit then.
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I'd rather call it : practical ;
( and a better speller , than you ! )
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