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Old May 15th 2019, 11:34 am
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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??
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Old May 15th 2019, 12:24 pm
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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
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Old May 16th 2019, 9:48 am
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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..
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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.
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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?
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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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