We are receiving many questions about the new royal decree which was only published in the State Bulletin on the 30th of July 2018. Citizens should be aware that the various autonomous regions as well as the INSS (social security) are making pre
Due to the entry of the new Royal Decree reference to healthcare from public funds for those residents who are not obliged to obtain healthcare from other means, use your social security number to see entitlement.
UPDATE 9.8.2018 Info obtained from Málaga Delegación de Salud: Yes the Junta in at least Malaga are annulling the convenio especial. They say that all those registered for this healthcare, will receive a communication. In the meantime they a
The law on healthcare rights are quite clear. Free healthcare from the Spanish NHS for legal residents. Due to concern about the cost, the INSS are using a modification to the residency law and added a cut off date for this right. The right is o
Alternative or natural medicines or therapies, like oriental medicines, acupuncture, homeopathy, quiropractice or osteopathy, but also nutritional therapies, Reiki, hypnotherapy to name just a few, are NOT regularised in Spain, unless practiced
First of all, your disability accreditation from abroad, won´t be recognised here in Spain. To be able to make use of services or benefits available in Spain, you´ll have to have your disability assessed through the Spanish Social Security sys
Whilst the UK and other EU countries will provide an S1 to cover healthcare in Spain for a pensioner and spouse, it is important to be aware that when the dependent spouse also reaches pensionable age, they should apply for the S1 in their own r
According to EU Directive from 1983 regarding the ´competent state´ re healthcare benefits for pensioners.
¨Which is the competent State? For the right to benefits in kind (healthcare), the competent State, which bears the cost of the benefit
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