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Maureen.h 01-01-2015 11:57 AM

Hi guys, I just read that if you have applied for the 802/820 visa then you become entitled to Medicare, I didn't know this.

Does anyone know how I apply for Medicare? (Iv never done anything like this at all so it's probably a really stupid question)

Thanks all

Mish 01-01-2015 12:54 PM

At my work we say that no question is a stupid question.

You just go to Medicare ... they are in the same office as Centrelink now. You take with you your acknowledgement, BVA grant (just be on the safe side, I can't be 100% sure if we needed this or not) and your passport. You fill out all the paperwork and they will print out your Medicare number on a piece of paper and your card will arrive within 28 days (my husband's only took a few days). It is valid for 1 year and they keep renewing it and you will get a green card when you get PR.

MaryV 01-04-2015 09:02 AM

Applied april'14, still waiting... :( and i have to go back to work soon, leaving my 5month old baby at home as i need to work fulltime for my 457 visa. Would be nice if my 820 will be granted asap so i can just do part time work.. Fingers crossed :) anyone applied same time as me and visa granted already?

starlight 01-04-2015 09:20 AM

I applied in March and am still waiting as well :(

iryuasada 01-04-2015 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dayvt (Post 715274)
I sent them an email after 13 months asking for an update and they said i was in the queue and due to be assessed in the "next few months"

I called on the 15 month anniversary and they just told me to email again...I'll wait and see what reply i get this week

hi Dayvt,

can you please update me once you get any reply email from DIBP concerning your situation?


i'm getting very anxious too as i have passed my 14 months mark and nothing whatsoever from them.
i am scared my app is sitting on a desk somewhere and being ignored or misplaced :(

my partner is also getting anxious and he is planning to get our lawyer to give them a call next week or bug them for an explanation as to why there is nothing till now regarding our app.

i've read that some people do get an email around 8-9 months mark that they will be allocated a CO soon.or, the CO will ask them for some extra info if it is missing.

did you get that sort of automated email?
or, same as me? nothing at all ?

how i wish at least i got that email. then, i know someone did read my app and if there is something missing, they will let me know so i can fill in the blanks for them and move things along instead of no news at all....

this is so frustrating:(

and, if you get any good news next week, do update me too.
thanks, Dayvt

Dayvt 01-05-2015 04:27 AM

I will let you know as soon as I hear anything

Dayvt 01-05-2015 04:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mish (Post 715266)
You can ring up tomorrow and complain since you are no over the max waiting time.

Have you heard anything from them during the process?

Is there actually grounds to complain? Or is it just the processing times that are the issue?

Mish 01-05-2015 05:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dayvt (Post 718698)

Is there actually grounds to complain? Or is it just the processing times that are the issue?

Processing times. They are over 15 months so once over 15 months it is valid to lodge a complaint.

adm6 01-07-2015 06:34 AM

Hi all,

Just wanted to let everyone know, I rang the helpline on New Year's Eve as we had just passed 15 months waiting - very unhelpful and couldn't give me any information regarding my application, just 'everything looks to be ok, just keep waiting'. They suggested I email the partner processing centre to request an update, which I did. I have just received a reply to say they are currently processing applications (in date order - yeah, right!) for September 20th, 2013 so mine should be allocated to a case officer later this month! We lodged our application on September 30th. Keep checking your emails everyone who applied around the same time - it shouldn't be long now!!

Dayvt 01-07-2015 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adm6 (Post 721185)
Hi all,

Just wanted to let everyone know, I rang the helpline on New Year's Eve as we had just passed 15 months waiting - very unhelpful and couldn't give me any information regarding my application, just 'everything looks to be ok, just keep waiting'. They suggested I email the partner processing centre to request an update, which I did. I have just received a reply to say they are currently processing applications (in date order - yeah, right!) for September 20th, 2013 so mine should be allocated to a case officer later this month! We lodged our application on September 30th. Keep checking your emails everyone who applied around the same time - it shouldn't be long now!!

I received exactly the same email and I lodged on the same day as you, so I reckon about 2-4 weeks should see us good.


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