Bringing over your parents

Old Dec 8th 2014, 8:52 am
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Default Re: Bringing over your parents

Originally Posted by Grayling View Post
They would have to pay full whack for medications. Discounts are only available to those who hold a concession card and they would need to have an Australian pension for that.....which requires 10 years residence.

They would be eligible for medicare cover.
Actually you can apply for a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card once you have 2 years permanent residence and are over 65, although it is means tested. This gives discounted prescriptions (currently just under $6) and also discounts off any pharmaceuticals.
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Old Dec 8th 2014, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by DaveandLinda View Post
Actually you can apply for a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card once you have 2 years permanent residence and are over 65, although it is means tested. This gives discounted prescriptions (currently just under $6) and also discounts off any pharmaceuticals.
You have to be over 65 and meet the income requirements.

The OP's parents are not over 65.
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Old Dec 9th 2014, 7:03 am
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Default Re: Bringing over your parents

Originally Posted by Grayling View Post
You have to be over 65 and meet the income requirements.

The OP's parents are not over 65.
As I said - they may have to pay for prescriptions to start with but it won't be forever.
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Old Dec 9th 2014, 10:06 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveandLinda View Post
As I said - they may have to pay for prescriptions to start with but it won't be forever.
Indeed....I think I must have been mixing it up with the Pensioner's concession card or something
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