Guest BenJay

When Medicare coverage starts?

    Recommended Posts

    Guest BenJay

    I was wondering when the Medicare actually starts to cover you after the arrival. Are you covered even if you do not have your card issued to you and your family?

    Maybe I should get myself some short tourist insurance cover for 2 weeks before I get the Medicare insurance organised? What do you reckon?

    Also, will it be enough if I go to Centrelink to sort out papers only by myself or I need to take the whole family with me? I hope not.

    Please share your experiences.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest The Dimmocks

    When we went they gave us a piece of paper with all our names on and numbers to cover for the period before cards came. They needed all our passports. Cant rememeber if we all had to be there for centre link, if you have a wife/partner they will aslo need a TFN number for centrelink so make sure you get one as this delayed ours as I didnt know I had to have one (they did pay us from when we arrived though)

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Hi

    As soon as u sort the medicare papers, you're covered. They'll give u temp card for whole fam. But we had medical ins for a short time, took it before we came here.

    U only need oh if he/she 's claiming anythin fr Centrelink

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now