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Are student visa holders who have applied for onshore Partner Visas immediately eligible for Medicare?
Under the Health Insurance Act 1973, an applicant for permanent residency is eligible for Medicare if they either have permission to work in Australia, or have a spouse, parent or child that is an Australian citizen or permanent resident visa holder. To be eligible a person must hold a current visa, but eligibility is not determined by visa subclass. Student visa holders do not need to wait until their current visa has expired to access Medicare.
30 Aug 16 01:48