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chslh66 May 15th 2019 11:34 am

Spanish Social Security
 
Does anyone know how long you have to pay into the social security system in order to get life long healthcare?

Or does one only receive healthcare whilst paying social security?

Example: Make payments for say 5 years then stop but recurve life long health cover??

Loafing Along May 15th 2019 12:24 pm

Re: Spanish Social Security
 

Originally Posted by chslh66 (Post 12684010)
Does anyone know how long you have to pay into the social security system in order to get life long healthcare?

Or does one only receive healthcare whilst paying social security?

Example: Make payments for say 5 years then stop but recurve life long health cover??

Once registered it should be for life : This link is in english

Seguridad Social: Afiliación

bfg69bug May 16th 2019 9:48 am

Re: Spanish Social Security
 
oh thats interesting, i was under the impression that entitlement to health care in spain (nhs) only applied for 6 months after your final payment..

snikpoh May 16th 2019 10:03 am

Re: Spanish Social Security
 

Originally Posted by Loafing Along (Post 12684034)
Once registered it should be for life : This link is in english

Seguridad Social: Afiliación

That's really interesting. A friend had his stopped after 3 months when his job ended. His health card just suddenly stopped working. He went to the INSS and the explanation was that health care only lasted for a limited period once you stop paying in.

bfg69bug May 16th 2019 10:05 am

Re: Spanish Social Security
 
perhaps "afiliacion" means that you are registered, but it stops after the last payment like i thought? but you are still "on the system" etc? like a N.I number in the UK is for life?

Loafing Along May 16th 2019 6:09 pm

Re: Spanish Social Security
 

Originally Posted by Loafing Along (Post 12684034)
Once registered it should be for life : This link is in english

Seguridad Social: Afiliación

Going a bit further into the SS page :

Amongst others, the following will have the right to the Social Security health care benefits:
  • Spanish citizens, nationals of European Union member states, the European Economic Area or Switzerland who are resident in Spain, or foreigners with current authorisation to reside in Spain.


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