Hi all, it's my understanding that temporary residents get full medicare cover as soon as an 887 visa application is lodged (certainly that used to be the case). I recall a page about this on the medicare site but I can no longer find this and those helpful people staffing the medicare counter in Tea Tree Plaza say they know different and that full medicare only kicks in once the visa has been granted and that this has always been the case.
Can anyone point me in the direction of something official that gives the rules? I've looked in the obvious places - diac and medicare site - and while references there suggest that medicare may be available to applicants, I can't find anything definitive (but it used to be there somewhere 'cos I've read it!)
Perhaps the rule has changed?