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Old 05.07.2010, 10:14
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Thanks for this Porsch1909!
I actually spoke to the cantonal health insurance office and it was they who told me that if was staying in c. Neuchatel to study, my demand for subsidy would be refused. The focus is on the purpose of you stay in the canton. I suppose that if your initial purpose would be, say, employment and you do you studies in parallel, they could grant you a subsidy.
What is your situation?
Anyway, good luck with your application and please let me know if there is any news.
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Well I guess my situation is unique in that I'm not a student student but a PhD student. I think in Mainland Europe (as apposed to the UK) that is treated more like a job than study.

Plus I'm not actually at a University but at a company and will register at a university as soon as possible.

I got HR to phone the health insurance canton people and they said I'd probably be eligible since I'm on a PhD salary with a non earning wife. But I had to send the form.....and I needed 6 months payslips which took a month to print

Will be posting the letter today not sure how long this will take though.
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Re: Are you eligible for a subsidy?

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http://www.ne.ch/neat/site/jsp/rubri...leu&CatId=1443

That;s the page with the thresholds for Neuchatel. It does give the reduction for adults en formation so I don't see why students wouldn't get it.
Thanks, I have updated the original post

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Re: Are you eligible for a subsidy?

Is there any chance a moderator could make this thread a "sticky"?

I often refer people to it and I still think it could be useful for newbies, thanks
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Re: Are you eligible for a subsidy?

my husband never applied for this, but suddenly he got a mail saying that his request was granted and he doesn't need to pay his health insurance for 1 year starting Nov 2010. He received the letter at the end of Dec and already paid his insurance until Feb 2011. Is it a scam?
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Re: Are you eligible for a subsidy?

I don't think it would be a scam as I can't see what the scammers would get out of it.

Who is the letter from? Is it from the relevant government body?

I would contact them if I were you and worried just to make sure.
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Re: Are you eligible for a subsidy?

I guess that means I might be eligilbe for a subsidy. I'm a student in Basel Stadt and will be working aswell earning well under the amount quoted above for singles per annum.
Or is this subsidy already included in, for example, the Swiss Care Health Insurance for foreign students. As it will only cost me CHF 72 a month with CHF 500 franchise. Is that why it is much cheaper?
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Old 21.09.2012, 01:54
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I guess that means I might be eligilbe for a subsidy. I'm a student in Basel Stadt and will be working aswell earning well under the amount quoted above for singles per annum.
Or is this subsidy already included in, for example, the Swiss Care Health Insurance for foreign students. As it will only cost me CHF 72 a month with CHF 500 franchise. Is that why it is much cheaper?
No, that is a separate thing.

Foreign students in some cantons are eligible for cheaper student insurance. It sounds like that is your case

You may as well ask - they can only say "no".

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No, that is a separate thing.

Foreign students in some cantons are eligible for cheaper student insurance. It sounds like that is your case

You may as well ask - they can only say "no".

Good luck
I have asked Kanton ZH, they said no subsidy for SWISSCARE .
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Old 19.05.2013, 21:36
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Re: Are you eligible for a subsidy?

Hello all,
I'm in a quite risky situation at the moment and would appreciate any piece of advice.
I have been working as a Praktikant in ZH with 1400 CHF monthly income and had my international insurance for 3 months (with L Work Permit). I finish my job on 31st of May.
This insurance last for 3 months and expires on 6th of June, but the Gesundheitsdienste wants something else from me: The "Obligatorische Krankenversicherung" which I need to fill out untill 26th of May (because I started my job on 26th of February). For this 5-days difference untill the end of May, when I also stop the Praktikant job, I would need to pay much more than I am paying with my international insurance.

The problem is that I cannot afford to pay the Swiss Health Insurance and it's not fair (as Swiss people would say) to pay 300 CHF for 5 days, because I will become an unemployed person from the 1st of June on.

What to do? Any ideas?
Can I ask someone for an exeption or some grants/ subsidies?

Thank you for your help!
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Old 19.05.2013, 21:40
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Re: Are you eligible for a subsidy?

Perfectly fair, or leave the country, quite simple really
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Old 19.05.2013, 21:48
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Re: Are you eligible for a subsidy?

I cannot leave the country before 1st of June, which means I cannot work without the swiss health insurance. Or what? What happens if I want to stay?
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Old 19.05.2013, 21:56
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Re: Are you eligible for a subsidy?

I would consider quitting the practicum before the expiry date on the health insurance.

A practicum is normally for those who are living at home, supported by their families, for up to 12 months before deciding whether to go into an apprenticeship.

Usually the young person is still under their family health insurance, or a special 'student' rate.

The cheapest health insurance I could find on www.comparis.ch was 176.49chf per month, with Assura, and I don't know if it's even physically possible to sign up for just one month.
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Old 19.05.2013, 22:45
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Re: Are you eligible for a subsidy?

Well, being a foreigner and without any supprot, I don't see other option than asking the Office for an exemption...

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I would consider quitting the practicum before the expiry date on the health insurance.

A practicum is normally for those who are living at home, supported by their families, for up to 12 months before deciding whether to go into an apprenticeship.

Usually the young person is still under their family health insurance, or a special 'student' rate.

The cheapest health insurance I could find on www.comparis.ch was 176.49chf per month, with Assura, and I don't know if it's even physically possible to sign up for just one month.
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Well, being a foreigner and without any supprot, I don't see other option than asking the Office for an exemption...
Yes, you have to find a job that is not a 'practicum' - at the normal entry-level, or stretch your budget to pay for your health insurance. Basic salary for an adult, working a minimum-qualification job in Switzerland should be around 4200 chf per month - plenty for one person to pay the health insurance.

What area is your 'practicum' in ? Do you have tertiary qualifications ? Do you want to study in the future ? Do you speak, read and write German ?
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Re: Are you eligible for a subsidy?

My practicum area is Kinderkrippe where I teach English. I read, understand and speak Hoch Deutsch and have no plans to study in Switzerland.
Why asking?

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Yes, you have to find a job that is not a 'practicum' - at the normal entry-level, or stretch your budget to pay for your health insurance. Basic salary for an adult, working a minimum-qualification job in Switzerland should be around 4200 chf per month - plenty for one person to pay the health insurance.

What area is your 'practicum' in ? Do you have tertiary qualifications ? Do you want to study in the future ? Do you speak, read and write German ?
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Re: Are you eligible for a subsidy?

You are not going to get any unemployment benefit if you have not paid into the system, ie worked at a normal job, for 12 months in the past 24 months.

So why not leave Switzerland officially, on or before 26th May? Work until 31.05.2013, but leave officially 5 days earlier? Who is going to check up on you?

The health insurance will charge you the full monthly premium, even though you only need 5 days cover.
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My practicum area is Kinderkrippe where I teach English. I read, understand and speak Hoch Deutsch and have no plans to study in Switzerland.
Why asking?
That sounds more like "I was a legal slave for three months".
Say, does the kinderkrippe already have a successor for the "praktikum" lined up?
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Re: Are you eligible for a health insurance subsidy?

Thank you for the info.
The link for canton of Ticino doesn't work. Could you please check it again?
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Re: Are you eligible for a health insurance subsidy?

My annual income is about 48000 gross and I am married. I have to pay tuition fees for my wife's education (which is 3600 a year) plus her transportation (which is 1500 annually). Do I have any chance to get subcidy?
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Re: Are you eligible for a health insurance subsidy?

http://www3.ti.ch/DSS/sw/struttura/d...nemalattia.htm

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Thank you for the info.
The link for canton of Ticino doesn't work. Could you please check it again?
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