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i lived in wales from 1960 to 1979 i am asking if iam entitled

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i lived in wales from 1960 to 1979 i am asking if iam entitled to medical assistance from england now that i am a pensioner living in ireland i am receiving a pension from england since iwas 65 in 2000 thankin you XXXXX XXXXX
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Senior Partner replied 4 years ago.
Anthony Your pension entitlement will be a result of your time working here. You are not entitled to benefits or medical treatment unless you are "habitually resident " here. In order to establish habitual residence , you need as an eu citizen to be working here or to be here as a self sufficient person - which means you have to live here initially without requiring state support. If you had been resident here before retirement it would be different.
Others may be getting benefits because their circumstances are different but you are not legally eligible.