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Do you have the RHA - make sure your covered

Some of you may be aware im currently dealing with an expat who has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer  he has the rha so it covers him for hospital treatment but it doesnt entitle him to free medication . the rha doesnt entitle you to the schedule v card (this would normally cover you for medication for  long term ilnesses)  to his detriment he has found out that the medication comes in about 570 euros for a month .
Also it doesnt cover you fro  medical repatriation either so please make sure your covered you do not want to find yourself in a similar situation

if anyone would like to know more or would like to offer to help please pm me

According to this link you are entitled to the same cover as a Maltese national would get.

https://health.gov.mt/en/cbhc/Pages/Ent … ltaUK.aspx

I'm also pretty sure that there are expat retires on this forum who get the free prescription medication.

Terry

tearnet :

According to this link you are entitled to the same cover as a Maltese national would get.

https://health.gov.mt/en/cbhc/Pages/Ent … ltaUK.aspx

I'm also pretty sure that there are expat retires on this forum who get the free prescription medication.

Does your friend have their EID?

Terry

tearnet :

According to this link you are entitled to the same cover as a Maltese national would get.

https://health.gov.mt/en/cbhc/Pages/Ent … ltaUK.aspx

I'm also pretty sure that there are expat retires on this forum who get the free prescription medication.

Terry

hes not covered because he took early retirement we have been told without an s1 form he cannot get free meds etc

tearnet :
tearnet :

According to this link you are entitled to the same cover as a Maltese national would get.

https://health.gov.mt/en/cbhc/Pages/Ent … ltaUK.aspx

I'm also pretty sure that there are expat retires on this forum who get the free prescription medication.

Does your friend have their EID?

Terry

The RHA states the following:-

"RHA Entitlement Card holders will not be entitled for:-
Long-term care and other things and services provided for under the Social Security Act and other legislation. "

Which is probably the 'get out' which means the medication is not free!

UK expats only get full cover if they are in receipt of a UK State pension and go the S1 route which this unfortunate expat can't get because he is too young.

Ray

Hi,

Does anyone know what supporting documentation is needed when applying for the RHA Entitlement card, in addition to the application form?

Both the application form and the RHA info page  say "Applications which are incorrectly filled or lacking supporting documentation will not be processed", but without saying what the supporting documentation might be.

I will check with the Entitlement Unit of course, but I wondered if anyone here had extra info?

Many thanks!

The form asks  for copy of UK passport and also a copy of residence certificate/permit.

also goes on to say "Persons who are not yet in possession of a residence certificate/permit may still apply for this scheme but will be covered on a provisional basis"
Ray

Thanks Ray - this is for a new e-residence card, so I'll get the provisional cover while I apply.

If it's just the passport then that's fine. Just wanted to double check before I go to the office, so I don't turn up and get sent away because I've missed something!

Many thanks,
Ben

I will be going through all this soon. It's a minefield and it can be difficult to sort out what forms, documents are required.  There is so much out of date info out there, and on this forum.
I can see a lot of trips to Valletta during Dec / Jan.

Ray

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