Guest Martin and Val

Medicals and VAT Refund from the UK Gov

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    Guest Martin and Val

    Now I don't know if this is in the correct section or not but I thought I should let you all know about this.

    It's not often that the British Government want to give you money is it?

    We arrived here on 22 Oct last year, we had our medicals Jan of the same year (2008).

    We arrive home today to find a letter which had been redirected from our old UK address, it came from the Bridge Clinic in Maidenhead asking us to contact them for a refund of VAT paid on our medials.

    Apparently HM Revenue and Customs have ruled that the migration medicals we had should not have been subject to VAT and that the clinic had an obligation to refund us the VAT paid. One simple phone call to them and the refund of the VAT amount has been paid into our account!!!

    Wow, not a huge amount of money but never the less, welcome.:jiggy:

    Hope this is of interest to you all.

    Martin

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    Guest BAZnDAF

    You lucky sod Martin :)

     

    any money you get back from the government is good. well done. ;)

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    Guest WoodMartin

    I'm off to check how much (if any?) VAT we paid. Think the paperwork may be in our shipment which went a week ago so will be remembering this for when we see it again!

    Ali

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    Guest Martin and Val

    For those just about to pay for their Medicals it may be worth telling the medical centre about this if they don't already know that is.

    It could save a family a tidy sum. I don't know how far you can go back but if you consider we had our Meds back in Jan 2008 so it certainly looks like you can go back a fair way.;)

    Good luck

    Martin

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    Guest Lulujim

    Thanks so much for sharing this info. Have got the receipt (I think) so will give them a call/email... Thanks Martin :)

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    Guest ben&sharon
    Now I don't know if this is in the correct section or not but I thought I should let you all know about this.

     

    It's not often that the British Government want to give you money is it?

     

    We arrived here on 22 Oct last year, we had our medicals Jan of the same year (2008).

     

    We arrive home today to find a letter which had been redirected from our old UK address, it came from the Bridge Clinic in Maidenhead asking us to contact them for a refund of VAT paid on our medials.

     

    Apparently HM Revenue and Customs have ruled that the migration medicals we had should not have been subject to VAT and that the clinic had an obligation to refund us the VAT paid. One simple phone call to them and the refund of the VAT amount has been paid into our account!!!

     

    Wow, not a huge amount of money but never the less, welcome.:jiggy:

     

    Hope this is of interest to you all.

     

    Martin

     

     

    We did ours at the Bridge Clinic - ill have to check the paperwork when the container arrives to see if we were also charged. Great tip - thanks!!

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    Now it is said on the PIA grapevine that you are well on the way to your first million here in Oz Martin,so if i apply for this refund,will this "small amount of money",in your terms,change my life substantially?ATB Sue.

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    Guest Martin and Val
    Now it is said on the PIA grapevine that you are well on the way to your first million here in Oz Martin,so if i apply for this refund,will this "small amount of money",in your terms,change my life substantially?ATB Sue.

     

    Sorry to disappoint you Sue but that must be somebody else's grapevine!

    Anyway I can't say how much this refund will change your life or even if it will at all but it certainly could be a nice little surprise for a large family.

    Hope you get something back.

    Martin

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    Guest mOZzy

    i was trying to remember where our papers for the medicals are (we also used the bridge clinic) - they are probably in the container :goofy:

     

     

    BUT no need! we've got the letter yesterday with a phone number - and they just want to know how we'd like the money being transfered :cute:

     

     

    thanks marting for making me aware!!

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    Guest caoimhe

    Do you just contact the medical centre where you had the medicals done?

     

    Do you need the receipt as I doubt very much if I still have it?

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    Guest mOZzy
    Do you just contact the medical centre where you had the medicals done?

     

    Do you need the receipt as I doubt very much if I still have it?

     

     

    i was about to getting my thinking hat on where our receips is (i think in the container!) - but they contacted me before i even got around to do that!

     

    and they just want payment details from us.

     

    so i guess if you were to contact them they'd know about it!

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    Guest Martin and Val
    Do you just contact the medical centre where you had the medicals done?

     

    Do you need the receipt as I doubt very much if I still have it?

     

    We didn't know anything about this until we received a letter from the medical centre. Really pleased we kept up the postal redirection for a further year or we may never have heard about it!

    Give them a ring one day and ask the question it will only cost you a couple of dollars and you stand to get more than that back.

    Cheers

    Martin

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    thats good to know. but i cant remember if we paid VAT on ours or not. we had them done in manchester in jan 08 but i doubt very much if i know where the reciept is and we didnt keep up redirection of post. :o(

     

    may look into it if i find the number ?

    its nice if you are owed money for a change

    thanks

    Kathx

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    Guest Lulujim

    I emailed the Cambridge Migration Medical Services and they said they never charged VAT on our meds/x-rays originally.

    I was a bit disappointed! :biglaugh:

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    I checked ours last week and apparently we are not eligible as they changed their VAt registration just before our medicals - oh well:daydreaming:

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