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Page 6 on the archeo salute.it information page states the below:

 Foreign citizens with regular stay permit and their regularly staying dependent family mem- bers are entitled to the same treatment, rights and responsibilities as Italian citizens with refe- rence to contributory burden and the health ca- re provided in Italy by the National Health Ser- vice (SSN). This right has the same validity in time of the stay permit. In order to obtain health as- sistance, registration with the SSN is required. Registration can be either mandatory or vo- luntary.
Mandatory registration
Foreign citizens who meet the requirements provided by law are beneficiaries of mandatory health insurance, namely they have the right to register with the Natio- 5 nal Health Service.
Mandatory registration or by-right registration is guaranteed to citizens sta-
ying for work, family, international protection, citizenship wait, fostering or adop-
tion. In particular, the reasons to stay that qualify for mandatory registration with
the SSN are:
 REMEMBER
The Italian Law recognises the right to health as a fundamental human right. Regularly staying foreign citizens are fully entitled to the same treatment and civil rights as Italian citizens. People registered with the National Health Service are guaranteed full assistance under the same conditions of Italian citizens.
Self-employment and employment (also seasonal) or registration with the employment office
Awaiting employment
request
Political asylum
Humanitarian asylum, including:
Stay permit for social protection
Under-18 minors
Extraordinary reception measures for exceptional events
Stay permit for international or subsidiary protection
Adoption wait (no stay permit is issued
 
GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE
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Thanks VV.
Await Chieti confirmation....which is likely to differ to Pescara? Or will it be Abruzzo wide?
Reading around this, if I register for work or do indeed do some work and pay a contribution from my salary then I am automatically in and eligible to use the SSN here?
Any one know the answers on these here?
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We are aiming to get our contact to put the correct information in writing, as soon as he does I will post it on here.
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Good timing on this as we are going to be writing up about this. Our first meeting with the head of Asl for the Chieti region was a quick one but informative. We are going to confirm a few things but we have been told and since used this system that if you are a UK citizen (may change after Brexit) and have earnings of up to E20,000 you pay 3%, if you earn over that then you pay 7% of the part over this sum. If you have no income you pay a very small amount and in some cases free. If you work here then it is free as you go into the system.

These rates are for people who do not claim a UK state pension, if you do then you can get an S1 form from the UK and healthcare is then free.

We need to meet again to clarify a few things but this was what we were told.

I understand people outside of the Eurozone pay a higher percentage.
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Thanks for that info. As I understand it we in UK are still part of European Union ( at the moment). Unsure how they can impose this with reciprocal agreement between European countries still in place.
After 5 yrs of residency will this still remain in place?
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The 7.5 rate has, as far back as I can find, been the official voluntary participation rate. (For Americans at least) The application various from region to region and province to province. I have friends in Umbria who report that they have decided on 7.5% of US social security income, presumably because this is an easily verified figure that does not require them to collect extra paperwork.
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Doctors, dentists, hospitals / New voluntary contribution rates for health care
« Last post by Wheppy on Yesterday at 10:09:12 AM »
Morning all. We went to the ASL for Pescara yesterday to pay our annual SSN contribution. We were informed that the rate (387 euros) per year has been scrapped unless your income from UK is less than 5,164.57 euros. If your income is up to 20,658.28 euros you now have to pay a percentage at 7.5%. So the rise is up to 1,549.37 euros. Quite a rise.
Thoughts please. Our ASL man said this is in Abruzzo region, so unsure if it is rolled out through Italy.
Is private insurance likely to work out better?
If you are employed here, not in the black, and your Italian employer registers you for tax and insurance purposes, could you then access the SSN system without paying such a high sum.
May have to start thinking about working again.
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Extreme weather warnings / Re: Snow shovels to the ready!
« Last post by Vignaverde on Yesterday at 09:08:23 AM »
I love a bit of snow!!!! As long as I am prepared. Last year I was flavor of the month when we ran out of gas! Note to self it is very hard to find a sunken gas bottle in the snow  ;D

Yes we were well prepared last year for the huge dump of snow, it doesn't look like we will have a repeat but who knows. The best thing for me when it snows is the snow BBQ's that pop up around us. Arrosticini often make an appearance.
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Extreme weather warnings / Re: Snow shovels to the ready!
« Last post by Rustychain on Yesterday at 07:17:28 AM »
When it got light this morning it was raining with snow mixed in; to put it another way it will be snowing not much higher than we are (500m).

The ground's already sodden with a lot more rain to come before we get into snow proper on Sunday / Monday, assuming the forecasters stick to their story. I don't suppose we can grumble too much, so far the winter has been very gentle with us with not too much rain & no snow at all down at our level.

WrongSOTV says that "they didn't expect a lot of snow last year either".... that isn't my memory; I thought we were all thoroughly warned about serious amounts of snow for a good week or two before it arrived exactly as predicted. We certainly don't want a repeat of last year's display.  ???
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Hello, I'm ..... / Re: Hello from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
« Last post by PJM on Yesterday at 03:36:50 AM »
Welcome from Pamela from Addingham near Ilkley Yorkshire ..lived in Bingley for 20 years ..house in Capestrano .Done many different flights over the years but now usually drive to Stansted and flight to Pescara, fly on Sunday's the road journey is easy and quite. Sometimes do the flight from the North UK  to Rome but the drive is a pain, but if we do we avoid the week days and travel at the weekends when the roads are quieter.
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