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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 14:02
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wiggy
 
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Originally Posted by cavortingcheetah View Post
Provision of free NHS treatment is based on ordinary residence. It is not based on a person being a UK tax payer or NIC contributions, owning a property, being GP registered or even having an NHS number.
If you are a British citizen you have an automatic right of abode in the UK. If you have been living abroad you pass the ordinary residence test immediately on resettling in the UK and are entitled to free NHS care.

Yes funnily enough I'm already well aware of that but at last we got there and it looks like are actually agreed on the point that myself and at least one other was making; that the English expats in Spain you referred to earlier can't simply, as you put it "unretire" to get access to the NHS, to be legit they have to sell up and move back to the UK..

Glad that's sorted.....
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