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Old 27.08.2020, 12:54
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Re: Early retirement to the UK : LAMal and NI contributions

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As a Brit, Iím surprised at the need to pay LAMal.... I mean maybe officially, but no Dr is ever going to think to question your entitlement to NHS treatment if youíre British. Also not sure how itís any different to a British person who has lived in country but not paid NI for one reason or another.
I was surprised by that too but it's an agreement from 2002 between the EU and EFTA and Switzerland. 4 countries have made agreements with Switzerland giving retirees the possibility to opt out of the LAMal, but not the UK. You can read about it here :

You're right about the doctor. However, the Swiss won't let you get away with the LAMal contributions during retirement if you're going to be in the UK.

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