solomongrundy

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  1. Consequence of not paying German taxes

    I know that this is rather stupid, but I missed the tax deadline this year as I was sick and had been admitted to the hospital. I wrote to the Finanzamt yesterday for an extension of my time to file the taxes for 2020  until March-end. I am trying to get a tax advisor association membership as it is very complicated for me, and I don t earn much. My income is below the taxable limit or maybe could be just a couple of hundred more. For three months I worked until March and then was laid off. I have a job as an English teacher. Is there anything else that I must do? If I file in the next two weeks is this OK?
  2. Hospital sends huge bill

    If TKK would not pay the debt, it will reach an unsustainable level. We are talking about 1000s of Euros, and with the small freelance jobs I have, I ll not be able to pay it off. The woman at TKK said they d send me a letter, but I have not recieved it. She took the original bill. If somoeone knows what to do in this situation I d be grateful for any help. I repeatedly told the hospital that I was covered only for emergencies,
  3. Hospital sends huge bill

    My insurance provider is TKK. I have some debt with them that I am paying off. I am  not financially well off and that s why the debt came about. It dates back to a preiod of unemployment.  I had to be hospitalized for a week for emergency, and TKK covers emergencies in spite of the debt. However now the hospital send me a huge bill claiming that they want me to pay the emergency bill as I only have emergency medical insurance. This was even  though the doctor said that I have to pay nothing as it was an emergency. What are my options?
  4. Hospital sends huge bill

    Yes, they agreed. I have been paying it off whenever I got money...
  5. Hospital sends huge bill

    Does this mean that as I have a free will installment plan which is what I have as I don t have a steady job, and I have paid towards the debt, I would be covered? The letter said that I could claim the money back from TKK, but I don t have that much money. I have been paying my installments but am behind some of them. If I cover the debt would they then pay the hospital? Or do I have to pay both? I am doing everything to find a good job but over here it is so hard. 
  6. Hospital sends huge bill

      1. yes. 2. No. Email bounces. I send a letter by registered post explaining that their doctors confirmed I was an emergency case.  3> No. I have never ever fallen sick in Germany. I have an house doctor now but that was because of the hospital s referal on out patient treatment as I could not have the in patient treatment they recommended. 4. No. If you are in Germany the higher you go education-wise the harder it gets. And they complain about immigrants!!!!  
  7. Hospital sends huge bill

      My issue was mental. A long period of unemployment led to a complete nervous breakdown and a sense of paranoia. I don t remember but my girlfriend, who called the ambulance, tells me that I was talking about suicide. She told the ambulance nurse this, and also, I did not have my card with me, but only a letter reminding me of my debt. |\This was what the hospital saw. I told the emergency doctor this, and when they released me, it was because insurance would not cover the recommended stay period. Please, can someone help me, I don t have the funds to cover this?
  8. Hospital sends huge bill

    \Yes, it was that. I confirmed it with the ambulance, the doctor who treated me also. I also told them that I had no insurance except for emergencies, and after a few days, they let me go saying that was exactly the reason why they were letting me go. My housemates put me in the ambulance. The doctor, when I asked her how much I d have to pay said "Nothing" I don t know why they send the bill to me directly and not to TKK.
  9. Hospital sends huge bill

    \Yes, it was that. I confirmed it with the ambulance, the doctor who treated me also. I also told them that I had no insurance except for emergencies, and after a few days, they let me go saying that was exactly the reason why they were letting me go. My housemates put me in the ambulance. The doctor, when I asked her how much I d have to pay said "Nothing" I don t know why they send the bill to me directly and not to TKK.
  10. Hospital sends huge bill

    Does this mean that TK is obliged to pay even if the hospital sends a bill to me? I am covered for emergencies.
  11. Hospital sends huge bill

    I don t have any written confirmation that it was an emergency. They said it was treated as such.  They did not send TKK the bill, but send it directly to me with the line that I could claim it back from TKK. The problem is that I am covered only for emergencies, and I cannot afford the bill at all.
  12. Hospital sends huge bill

    Thanks for the information. TKK says that the hospital claims it was not an emergency though I went in an ambulance and the doctor said it was. They said they will look into the bill. I come from the US. Do insurance companies use any excuse to not pay a bill? I d really be grateful for a few answers   Regards
  13. Hospital sends huge bill

    Thanks, I read the letter with a friend, and it says that they want me  to pay the bill and that I can reclaim it later from TKK. However, I clearly explained to them that TKK covered only emergencies