Health care access after the Brexit

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We are frequently asked what will happen with  Public Health care when Brexit comes for all those Brits living in Spain and to be honest nobody is sure of what would happen.
What I can certainly say is that with the actual Spanish Law, those Brits registered as residents in Spain earning less than 100.ooo€ are entitled to get health care for free, as follows:

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Resident or non Resident

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WHO IS RESIDENT?

Individuals are to be considered Spanish Residents if:

  • They spend more than 183 days in Spanish territory in a calendar year or,
  • Their main base or centre of economic activities or interests are in Spain or,
  • Their spouse and/or underage dependant children are permanent residents in Spain (unless the individual is legally separated or can prove tax residence elsewhere)

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Social Security in Spain

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The social security system is covering all healthcare, including sickness and maternity; unemployment insurance; old age pensions (the retirement age in Spain is 65 for both men and women); industrial injury compensation; invalidity and death benefits. Your social security payments differ according to whether you’re an employee, an employer or self-employed.

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