SteveYoung

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  1. I am a British citizen and since 2017 also a German citizen. I live in Germany haven't visited the UK since December 2019. My mother is in a care home with Alzheimers and my brother and sister visit her regularly now that visits are allowed and keep me informed of her situation. I have had my first vaccination and would like to visit her now that things are starting to return to some sort of normality, my second vaccination is due at the beginning of June. What restrictions would be in place if I visited after my second vaccination?
  2. UK pension S1 form and Krankenkasse agreement

    I rang the NHS Overseas Healthcare Services (Telephone: +44 (0)191 218 1999) and when I eventually got to talk to a human she told me that if I drew a German pension and lived in Germany I wasn't entitled to an S1 form. I asked about what would happen if I refused my German pension (I'd still be better off if I didn't have to pay insurance from my UK and Austrian pensions). She left me on hold to check this out but when she returned she just restated that as a German in Germany I would need to check with the German authorities.   I guess for me the issue is closed: I am not entitled to S1 support because I have a German pension.
  3. UK pension S1 form and Krankenkasse agreement

    One other thing I have noticed is that it might be that the SI option is only available if one has NO German state pension.   I do receive a (small) German pension. I pay more in Krankenkasse Beiträge  on my UK, Austrian and German pensions, than I receive in German state pension.
  4. UK pension S1 form and Krankenkasse agreement

    Thanks for the information, I will apply for an S1 form and speak with my Krankenkasse. One thing I forgot to mention in my OP is that I am a dual British/German national since 2017, will that make a difference. If it's a case of the UK pension service paying my Beiträge somehow I don't suppose it will. But if the UK only pay for treatment, how will the Krankenkasse feel about that?
  5. I recieve Austrian, German and UK state pensions. My UK pension is almost a full pension as I have paid 32 years contributions, however most of those contributions were Class II voluntary contributions. I pay the usual 7,3% health insurance and 3,3% care insurance to my Krankenkasse from both my UK and Austrian pensions and it is automatically deducted from my German pension. Now someone on a UK forum has suggested that my UK pension entitles me to free health insurance from the AOK. Does anyone know anything about this?