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Old Jun 26th 2020, 2:49 pm
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Hello, just 2 quick questions( among 100,s), i am 68 and as far as i can see , as long as i supply a S1 form then i should be eligible for Spainish healthcare , my partner is 60 , but we are not married(yet), would she be classed as a dependent , and therefore also be entitled ?.Also we are bringing our cat with us , we intend to fly him over , to minimise stress , and will be flying from M/CR or Liverpool , any advise would be welcome.We have been quoted £900.00 , not a problem, as he is our baby. Thanks Peter
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Old Jun 26th 2020, 2:59 pm
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Welcome to the forum. I’m sure you will find it useful.

No, she will not be covered. Only a spouse or legal civil partner will be covered.

Good luck with the cat - worth every penny.

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Tnank you for replying , if we were to get married , would that make a difference considering her age ?Thanks Peter
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Tnank you for replying , if we were to get married , would that make a difference considering her age ?Thanks Peter
If you were married she can be included on the S1 as your dependant.

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Thanks for replying , best book the vicar then !!.
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When you apply for your S1 you will need to ask for her to be included because it is not automatic.

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Hello, just 2 quick questions( among 100,s), i am 68 and as far as i can see , as long as i supply a S1 form then i should be eligible for Spainish healthcare , my partner is 60 , but we are not married(yet), would she be classed as a dependent , and therefore also be entitled ?.Also we are bringing our cat with us , we intend to fly him over , to minimise stress , and will be flying from M/CR or Liverpool , any advise would be welcome.We have been quoted £900.00 , not a problem, as he is our baby. Thanks Peter
Hi.as the others have said peterval257. we brought 7 cats with us,we flew the cats came down by pet taxi all were fine and absolutely love the life in spain.they are outside all the time,we also found an fantastic vet who is kind and very caring and compared to england very reasonable.you and cat will be fine.
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When you apply for your S1 you will need to ask for her to be included because it is not automatic.
Donning pedants hat, dependants are not 'included' on an S1 but get one in their own right but yes, you do have to ask for it.

Given the hostile attitude presently prevailing in UK I think it would be prudent to inquire if there were any conditions or limitations arising from a marriage and a brand new spouse being accepted as a dependant from day one.
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Donning pedants hat, dependants are not 'included' on an S1 but get one in their own right but yes, you do have to ask for it.

Given the hostile attitude presently prevailing in UK I think it would be prudent to inquire if there were any conditions or limitations arising from a marriage and a brand new spouse being accepted as a dependant from day one.
They get their own S1 yes but the retiree is named on the S1 as the insured person with spouse etc named and indicated as dependant on reverse side. The letter that comes with it outlines exactly the same cover as the retiree. They do not ask for length of time married etc simply dependants details and NI number. I have just obtained one .
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And when the dependant reaches state retirement age and claims their own UK pension, they need to obtain a new S1 in their own right.

If you both have S1s and are registered as residents in Spain before 31 December 2020, you can also obtain new EHIC cards from the UK to cover healthcare if travelling to other EU countries once your existing ones expire. This is provided for under the Withdrawal Agreement

Once you have the S1s, if you travel back to the UK you should take your copy of the S1 with you as if you need NHS treatment whilst there, you will need to produce it.
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Lynn once a dependant reaches state retirement age it's can apply for their own I don't believe that's must? The dependant S1 does show open ended cover. However I believe if the retiree passes away a dependant will then only have cover for limited period I think it may be 18 months? So it makes sense as you say that on reaching state pension age one gets one in their own right. Also as for the UK as you say it's advisable that you keep a copy of the S1 as it may be required to prove your right to UK treatment. I do know someone who was treated in the UK and they were never asked for their copy. As always better to be prepared.
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Lynn once a dependant reaches state retirement age it's can apply for their own I don't believe that's must? The dependant S1 does show open ended cover. However I believe if the retiree passes away a dependant will then only have cover for limited period I think it may be 18 months? So it makes sense as you say that on reaching state pension age one gets one in their own right. Also as for the UK as you say it's advisable that you keep a copy of the S1 as it may be required to prove your right to UK treatment. I do know someone who was treated in the UK and they were never asked for their copy. As always better to be prepared.
It's more than 5 years since I received my dependant's S1, and I don't still have the letter that came with it, but I am sure I remember it saying that I would need to obtain an S1 in my own right when I reach pension age. That's certainly the advice given by CAB Spain:-

https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/fa...healthcare-s1/

I had to obtain a copy of my S1 from Newcastle recently as I couldn't find the original one. The lady I spoke to (extremely helpful as always) stressed that I should take it with me if I visited the UK in order to demonstrate eligibility for NHS treatment if needed. I guess there are always going to be instances when people aren't asked for it, but I wouldn't like to chance it.

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Thank,s so much for all the replies , they have all been very helpful.Peter
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It's more than 5 years since I received my dependant's S1, and I don't still have the letter that came with it, but I am sure I remember it saying that I would need to obtain an S1 in my own right when I reach pension age. That's certainly the advice given by CAB Spain:-

https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/fa...healthcare-s1/

I had to obtain a copy of my S1 from Newcastle recently as I couldn't find the original one. The lady I spoke to (extremely helpful as always) stressed that I should take it with me if I visited the UK in order to demonstrate eligibility for NHS treatment if needed. I guess there are always going to be instances when people aren't asked for it, but I wouldn't like to chance it.
My comment was not a criticism to your comment all of what you say is common sense and good practice. I merely commented that it does not say anywhere in the letter or on the dependant S1 form itself that you must obtain one in your own right at state pension age. It is shown open ended date wise, however for the very reason I mentioned in my first comment I think it advisable to do so. I have just read the accompanying letter and for UK treatment the letter states " we recommend you make a copy of your S1 form as this will help prove that you are entitled to treatment under the NHS, just as if you ordinarily live in the UK. Always make sure the treatment facility in the UK knows you have an S1 even if you do not have a copy to show them". It also mentions that you must inform your former GP that you now live in Spain. That is something I know some don't do.
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Lynn once a dependant reaches state retirement age it's can apply for their own I don't believe that's must? The dependant S1 does show open ended cover. However I believe if the retiree passes away a dependant will then only have cover for limited period I think it may be 18 months? So it makes sense as you say that on reaching state pension age one gets one in their own right. Also as for the UK as you say it's advisable that you keep a copy of the S1 as it may be required to prove your right to UK treatment. I do know someone who was treated in the UK and they were never asked for their copy. As always better to be prepared.
As a dependant, I was worried about that eventuallity. A called the office and they sent me a new one in my name. Processing it through INSS was simple and I did not even get issued with a new card or number.
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