OAP home in Vera goes bust, pensioners out on the street

Workers arriving at the Residencia Vera Paraiso home in Vera today were stunned to be told that the centre was bankrupt and would be closing today. Their last duty today was to call round family members to tell them to pick up their elderly relatives as the electricity would be switched off at midday. Vera Paraiso has been struggling to make ends meet for the last four years says employees, some of whom are owed Continue reading OAP home in Vera goes bust, pensioners out on the street

So, will you lose health rights in Spain? Yes, if you’re not registered!

OK, so what’s happening with this cutback on health services? Here’s the brief scoop, as I understand it: The new law takes effect on the 31st of August and on that date: All illegal immigrants in Spain will loose their health rights, and if they have a health card, this will expire. If they have a residency permit in Spain, then they will continue to enjoy the same health rights as other citizens. All European Continue reading So, will you lose health rights in Spain? Yes, if you’re not registered!

Foreigners go home – residency rules overhauled to stop you getting health access

It’s going to be more difficult to get residency and health care rights after the government announced plans to slash a billion euros off healthcare by stopping “health tourism”. Does health tourism actually exist? It seems it does, and many people accuse the Brits of wanting it. Anyway, the state will revise the rules giving out padrons and residencias, making it a lot more difficult for people to get one unless they have a valid Continue reading Foreigners go home – residency rules overhauled to stop you getting health access

Non resident bank accounts freeze

 There is a bit of a kerfuffle going on at the moment about banks freezing English peoples bank accounts. It’s always English, for some reason. I’ve been looking into this, and had a chat with Matteo from Cajamar, among others. Here’s the story: The Banco de Espana and the tax office have decided upon a crack down on non resident bank accounts (cuentas bancarias de no residentes). This is to prevent a) money laundering and Continue reading Non resident bank accounts freeze