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Thread: Permanent Residence

  1. #1
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    Default Permanent Residence

    Can anyone tell me how someone stands with medical care in NZ when you have PR.




    I have been told that you dont get assisted (like a kiwi) medical care for two years -



    however I think you do (as my husband needed A&E within the first 12 months -



    had a MRI and not charged anything as a Resident).




    Can anyone clarify or tell me where the misunderstanding might be?

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    You have to have a 2 year work permit or longer (which includes PR) to qualify for medical coverage.



    If you are on a 1 year permit, you did not get a medical exam and do not get medical cover.



    Hope that clears it up!

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    My understanding is that the receipt of benefits related to sickness and injury are not guaranteed until after 2 years of being in NZ.


    That may be where some of the confusion arises.

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    http://www.enz.org/healthcare-migrants-newzealand.html

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