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Prescription charges

Prescription charges

Postby andyone » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:59 am

Hi,
I am just about to become resident along with my wife, she is a pensioner but I am younger, does anybody know how much I will have to pay in prescription charges.Thanks in advance
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Re: Prescription charges

Postby mondo » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:20 am

If your wife is a pensioner you should be covered by her health card.. the SIP. as a dependent.... your prescriptions should be free...mine are..
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Re: Prescription charges

Postby Chrisdee » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:22 am

My parents are pensioners and residents and they have to pay 10% I think it is and a few things they get prescribed are not on prescription, they have to pay full whack.
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Re: Prescription charges

Postby Mollywolly » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:57 am

My Husband and I are pensioners and we don’t pay anything generally, but some things aren’t on the NHS, which we have found to be much cheaper on Amazon.
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Re: Prescription charges

Postby marcliff » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:33 am

It all depends on your income.
Firstly, if you are over pensionable age you will pay 10% for the cost of the prescription until you have filed your first tax return. Once you've done that, it links to the health computer system which tells it the co-payment you make.

If you earn under €18,000 a year then the prescriptions will be free.
€18,000 to €100,000 then 10% of the cost up to a maximum of €18 per month.
Over €100,000 then again 10% but with a maximum of €61 a month.

Non-pensioners will pay 40% of the cost of the prescription until they have completed their first income tax return.
Then, based on your income, the charges are:

Earnings under €18,000 a year is free
Over €18,000 then 50% of the cost of the prescription with no cap
Over €100,000 then 60% of the cost.
Note that, until you have completed your first tax return, there is no cap on the charge made.
The charges apply in the Valencia Region and are different in other locations

The cost of the item and the amount you have to pay will be clearly printed on the prescription.
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Re: Prescription charges

Postby Brightonsuperwomn » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:35 am

Marcliff, you are amazing. Thank you for this. I always thought the charge was 10%, didn’t realise there were so many ifs and buts. All clear now.
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Re: Prescription charges

Postby Mollywolly » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:42 am

My Husband’s earnings is over 18,000€, but he has had free prescriptions. All very complicated!
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Re: Prescription charges

Postby MikeT » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:57 am

Brightonsuperwomn wrote:Marcliff, you are amazing. Thank you for this. I always thought the charge was 10%, didn’t realise there were so many ifs and buts. All clear now.


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Re: Prescription charges

Postby marcliff » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:58 am

Mollywolly wrote:My Husband’s earnings is over 18,000€, but he has had free prescriptions. All very complicated!




Is the 18000 declared income? I don't mean is he fiddling it but it all depends on what is put on the income tax returns and not sure if it includes the tax allowances.

My wife gets her prescription for free but I have to pay 10% for mine (last time I was given antibiotics it cost me 43 cents).
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Re: Prescription charges

Postby margo » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:24 am

Marcliff when you say earn is pension income classed as earnings? Are savings taken into the equasion?

Still trying to assimilate it all. I am a pensioner but hubby not yet but he is an artist so earnings are spasmodic. Would we be assessed as individuals or as a couple.

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