Kilkis wrote:There are effectively two types of EHIC, although you cannot distinguish them by looking at the card:
1 If you are resident in the UK you apply to the NHS for an EHIC. That card can be used anywhere in the EU but NOT in the UK. You don't need to use it in the UK because you are registered with the NHS and you are entitled to treatment on the basis of your residency.
2 If you are resident in Greece AND you are a UK State Pensioner AND you have obtained an S1 Form AND you have registered that SI Form with IKA, presumably now EOPPY, AND IKA/EOPPY have returned part 2 of the form to DWP then you apply to DWP for an EHIC. That card can be used anywhere in the EU, including the UK, but NOT in Greece. You don't need to use it in Greece because you are registered with IKA/EOPPY and you are entitled to treatment on the basis of your IKA book.
Therefore to make statements like, " A UK issued EHIC can/cannot be used in the UK" is meaningless. It depends on what basis the EHIC was issued.
Al wrote:...What I haven't seen above is that you can have up to two years on IKA before you reach state pension age, including dependents, unless the rules have recently changed.
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