Re: Re: Universal Benefits

#100333
Anonymous
Participant

I find this rather confusing. As a tourist or non resident you can get insurance from a UK company for treatment for up to a certain number of days. You are also covered by usual temporary cover that all EU countries provide so you will get treated for a sudden condition say gall stones but not for something that suddenly becomes apparent but you could reasonable go back to UK to have done..If you become resident and are a UK pensioner you have to fill in a form from the UK that allows you to be treated in Spain in the same way as a Spanish resident and this combined with the fact you pay Spanish taxes seems fair enough. So what actually is it that the Spanish will not now pay ? After all Spanish who live here get NHS treatment if they reside here.