I am an Australian and have been living in Sibulan for the past 34 months, and I am going back for a visit and medical checkups before my 36 months expires.
I notified Centrelink that I would be coming back for a visit and asked how do I get my Health Care Card, and Pension Card activated again..(my Medicare Card is still current,) and they told me that because I am now residing overseas that my cards are now redundant and I cant activate them.
Other Aussies living here tell me that their cards are always active because even though they live here they still have a home address in Australia, where all of their Centrelink information goes, and if I had a address in Australia as though I was still living there I would be able to have my cards current also. I cant understand how this works.
If I cant get my cards activated whilst staying in Australia I will have a problem using the doctors there, so if there is anybody who can help me here I would be most appreciated.
Please dont suggest what I should or should not do as I need advice from somebody who is really knowledgeable on this subject.
Thank you in advance.