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Paco99 - 25/10/2012 13:08:29
   
Moving to SA in 2013 and need as much advice as possible!
I am married to a South African citizen and I am retiring next year and want to move to South Africa.
Can anyone give me advice on any of the following please: -
1. Will my Irish pension from work be taxed in South Africa?
2. How expensive is medical insurance?
3. I need rather expensive medical supplies. Is there a scheme to cover that in South Africa?

If you need me to be more specific let me know.
Basically I need as much help and advice as possible.
Thanks in advance......

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Sligeach - 16/12/2012 22:17:24
   
RE:Moving to SA in 2013 and need as much advice as possible!
hi paco99

Im not sure about your question 1 however as regards your question 2 and 3 my advice is you need to devote a significant amount of time into researching your possible medical insurance. I have been in south africa now for about six months and have done a fair bit of research into health insurance cover for myself and it can be initially very difficult to figure out what you are covered for and what you are not. For good quality health insurance you are probably looking in the region of paying between 1500-3000 euro a year. As regards your medical supplies you should discuss the specifics with the health insurance companies before you commit to any of them. From my experience of being here so far the medical treatment model is alot more like the american system than the european one so if your rich its great if not then it becomes more a problem.

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7LeaFCloveR - 30/04/2013 10:39:30
   
RE:Moving to SA in 2013 and need as much advice as possible!
Dear Paco

I actually work for a company that deals with UK pensions. Feel free to contact me and I can have one of my colleagues contact you if you want?

mdeafonseca@gmail.com

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