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  1. Harbinger
    03-01-2013 02:58 AM - permalink
    Harbinger
    Eboni received the medicare card today It is a interim card good for one year. Always good to go and apply, took no time at all. And the worst they can say is no.
  2. kttykat
    02-27-2013 11:57 AM - permalink
    kttykat
    Oh ok, that is interesting.

    Kttykat
  3. Harbinger
    02-27-2013 10:34 AM - permalink
    Harbinger
    No , As Eboni has been issued a medicare number already and we havent been granted the visa yet. It does say you may be eligable while waiting.

    Note: You may also be eligible to enrol in Medicare, if you have applied for, but not yet been granted, this visa.
    This is a direct quote from the DIAC website.
  4. kttykat
    02-27-2013 12:57 AM - permalink
    kttykat
    Yeah Harbinger, that is once the 309 has been granted, not while you are waiting for it to be granted.

    Kttykat
  5. Harbinger
    02-25-2013 10:49 AM - permalink
    Harbinger
    Hi Kttykat,
    here is the writing its on the DIAC website under migrant visas 309.


    Visa type

    What you can do in Australia




    Partner temporary visa (subclass 309)

    •you are permitted to enter or remain in Australia with your partner, until a decision is made regarding your permanent visa
    •you are entitled to work in Australia
    •you are entitled to study in Australia, but you will not have access to government funding for tertiary study
    •you may enrol in Australia's medical benefits expenses and hospital care scheme, Medicare.
    See: Medicare
    Note: You may also be eligible to enrol in Medicare, if you have applied for, but not yet been granted, this visa.

    Partner Visa: Offshore Temporary and Permanent (Subclasses 309 and 100)

    PS this is from Ebonistarr just on my comp.
  6. kttykat
    02-24-2013 10:51 AM - permalink
    kttykat
    That sounds interesting Ebonistarr, have you got a link to any site that talks about this?

    Kttykat
  7. Ebonistarr
    02-24-2013 02:28 AM - permalink
    Ebonistarr
    Oh just a note, We found out that if you are awaiting a 309 visa and have the reciept and the letter of acknowlegement and passport you can go into the medicare office and get your medicare number so if you have a problem and need to go to hospital your covered. Its not mentioned very loudly in the immigration website but if you read the fine print its there.. hope it might help.
    thanks ebonistarr
  8. kttykat
    02-12-2013 01:26 PM - permalink
    kttykat
    Our council doesn't have a restriction on the number of cats you can have. The only thing they said is that if they annoy the neighbors, then it can be a problem. They are all indoor cats so that won't be an issue. We got the forms to register the cats but they sent us the wrong forms so we are calling the council tomorrow to get the correct forms sent to us.

    Kttykat
  9. melandabdul
    02-12-2013 01:07 PM - permalink
    melandabdul
    Oh KK you might have some issues with having so many cats in Australia. The local council where you live will require you to register all your animals and most councils have a limit as to how many animals you can have unless you seek special approval. Just thought I would mention it.
  10. kttykat
    01-15-2013 05:15 AM - permalink
    kttykat
    Yeah, I used to work in animal control, so 6 of the 8 were rescues that when the shelter closed down had no home, so I took them.

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