Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: Medicals - In-laws Immigrating - Retired

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Levin, Horowhenua (ex Yorks)
    Posts
    454

    Red face Medicals - In-laws Immigrating - Retired

    Hi

    Just wondered if anyone here has experience of older / retired people trying for PR. My in-laws are about to go for their medicals and of course, in their 60's, they have their share of medical problems. MIL has thyroid, blood pressure probs and FIL has diabetes (controlled with tablets). He is also overweight.

    We were told that normal medical issues like these shouldnt stop them from getting PR - but things seem to be getting tighter and tighter.

    Obviously they are planning not to work or only work part-time, and they know they will have to pay for meds - but does anyone know what the rules say for their type of situation.

    thanx!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Hants>Half Moon Bay>Franklin
    Posts
    1,146

    Default

    I have no idea, but was chatting with an old couple in the Warehouse on Friday - they came out 14 months ago from the UK, he just turned 80 this week. Their only daughter emigrated 14 years ago and they've come to join her. Didn't think to ask how they managed it at the time...........if I bump into them again I'll ask

    Best of luck.

    Lx

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Levin, Horowhenua (ex Yorks)
    Posts
    454

    Default

    yes please!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    35,980

    Default

    You could contact Mickstim, who came out on parent sponsorship. And Moorf's parents are shortly making the move, after a long saga with medicals being referred.

    The rules on medicals are basically the same for everybody - that they shouldn't be going to cost the state a lot over the next four years. The NZIS Manual gives details of certain conditions that are an absolute no-no, but apart from those, 'ordinary' existing things which are demonstrably under control with regular medication aren't a bar. If your f-i-l is very much overweight, they may push for him to try to lose some, and defer acceptance to see if he does - this is on the same grounds, that obesity links to expensive other conditions NZ would have to pay for.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Inland Canterbury, NZ
    Posts
    8,390

    Default

    Hi,

    As JandM mentioned, I have sponsored my parents and they arrive in the next month or so (when house completion goes through, basically).

    I ran a thread on it and the medical saga starts around page 17! http://www.enz.org/forum/showthread....arents&page=17

    Basically, Dad had problems with medical (previous heart problems) and had to jump through hoops with specialist reports etc but eventually got through.

    Managed conditions are fine, you'll be asked details about history and current meds etc - there's a list on the NZIS website of conditions they are likely to delve further into but they're mostly serious complaints etc.

    Weight is something they are hot on - for all ages. If you can get down some weight before the medical that would help - I believe they work on BMI.

    If you've got any questions, just shout My parents put in their sponsorship application last March and it was end of September by the time they were given approval.

    Moorf

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Levin, Horowhenua (ex Yorks)
    Posts
    454

    Default

    his weight wasnt helped by "bad knees" - but he has just had them done and so is getting more exercise - hopefully that might help his case???

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    35,980

    Default

    How are his BMI and waist measurement? These are the things which trigger the demand for further tests.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Levin, Horowhenua (ex Yorks)
    Posts
    454

    Default

    his bmi will be over 40 - his waist measurement - well I'd hate to guess really - he is a short tubby guy. he already has diabetes so further tests for possible diabetes are probably pointless - are they that pedantic even when someone is in their 60's?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    35,980

    Default

    Yes.

    This is a matter of hard economics. As I said before, the rules are the same for everybody, because they're designed to discover whether the person is, on balance, likely to cost the NZ health service $25,000 or more over the next four years. A person of 60 or over will cost money for treatment, just as much as anybody else. Also, as they'd be coming in on sponsorship, not as a skilled migrant new member of the work-force, they won't be contributing as much to NZ society.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Levin, Horowhenua (ex Yorks)
    Posts
    454

    Default

    it is a shame that you cant opt to pay for your own meds - or pay some kind of private health scheme so that it isnt costing NZ as such. they will be bringing their pensions with them and 100K+ pounds - you'd think that would be of interest to NZ.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •