Medicare eligibility for Skilled Regional Visa confirmed

Medicare eligibility for Skilled Regional Visa confirmed

Legislative Instrument - F2019N00081 - Health Insurance (Eligible persons and Holders of Skilled Work Visa (subclass 491 and 494)) Order 2019, confirms that both Subclasses 494 and 491 visa holders will be eligible for Medicare.

Legislative Instrument - F2019N00081 - Health Insurance (Eligible persons and Holders of Skilled Work Visa (subclass 491 and 494)) Order 2019, confirms that both Subclasses 494 and 491 visa holders will be eligible for Medicare. The Instrument specifies these visa holders as 'eligible persons' under the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Members should be aware that the individual must be the holder of one of these visas to be eligible, Medicare coverage is not granted to applicant who have only lodged applications for these subclasses. Members should advise clients to maintain health insurance if that is a condition of their current visa until their Subclass 494 or 491 is granted.

The Instrument commences on 16 November 2019

 

 

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