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Mental health, Medicare & second stage partner visas

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Old 09-28-2015, 01:15 AM
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Mental health, Medicare & second stage partner visas


I wonder if anyone can advise on whether specific Medicare claims can affect the outcome of a second stage partner visa? I am currently on an 820 and my eligibility date for 801 is about a year away.

I have anxiety issues and would like to get help through my GP and Medicare. I'm just wondering if this is going to cause issues for my 801 acceptance, as I've heard that this kind of thing can affect a visa outcome.

Thanks for your help!

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Old 09-28-2015, 02:44 AM
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I don't know if they check Medicare claims but even if they do you should be right - I don't think what you would claim would be an issue.

Btw ... Exercise is good for anxiety.

Hopefully the end of the immigration process will fix your anxiety too

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Old 09-28-2015, 02:59 AM
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Anxiety is something that can be treated and managed long term with medication. It is not expensive to manage. I have personal experience that. It is not going to affect the granting of your 801 visa.

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Old 09-28-2015, 03:10 AM
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Thank you for your help! This is just what I needed to hear.

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Old 09-28-2015, 05:14 AM
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Speak to your GP about a mental health plan. The whole process of leaving your country, coming to Australia, speaking the language/not speaking the language, work, visas etc. is more than enough for anyone. With the health care plans you get (I think) 5 visits to a psychologist and then a follow up with your GP and may or may not recommend another 5 visits. Cheers, and good luck.

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I've had similar issues myself. Currently on a mental health care plan and get 10 free sessions. Hopefully you find a psychologist that can help. The Dr can also prescribe anti depressants which are usually only about $6-7 a month.

I know moving to a different country and dealing with visas and finding work/friends can be tricky. Hopefully you'll get settled soon and don't worry about immigration finding out. We've already called about it and they said it wouldn't affect a visa application

All the best!!

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