Du står her: helsenorge.noHealth rights abroadPensioners in the EU/EEA and Switzerland Pensioners in the EU/EEA and Switzerland Norsk bokmål This page explains your health rights as a pensioner that have moved to another EU/EEA country or Switzerland. Sidebilde Morten Rakke / Helfo Your rights If you are a pensioner and have moved to another EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you are no longer a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. Steg 1 innholdIf you are no longer a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, you are not entitled to planned treatment or other health services in Norway and your right to a regular GP is lost. This applies regardless of whether you are a disability pensioner, old-age pensioner or AFP pensioner (entitled to a public-sector contractual pension). If, as a pensioner, you are abroad for more than a total of six months a year for two or more consecutive calendar years, you are considered to be resident abroad under the Norwegian National Insurance Act. Find out more about when, as a disability pensioner or an old-age pensioner, you are considered to be resident abroad on the NAV website. If you are a disability pensioner or an old-age pensioner and are on holiday/staying temporarily in Switzerland or an EU/EEA country other than your country of residence, including in Norway, you have the same rights as other tourists. Find out about your rights on the pages concerning tourists in the EU/EEA.When you move to another EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you must alsonotify NAVnotify the National Registrycontact the Norwegian Tax Administration about the rules for tax liability in Norway Eksempel Kåre is an old-age pensioner and has moved to Spain. Kåre's cousin Bjørn is an AFP pensioner and has also decided to live in Spain. Disability pensioner or old-age pensioner and AFP pensioner There are different rules for disability pensioners, old-age pensioners and AFP pensioners. Steg 2 innholda) Disability pensioner or old-age pensionerIf you are a disability pensioner or an old-age pensioner and are moving abroad, you can apply to Helfo for form S1 (formerly form E121). «Søknad om dokument S1 for pensjonist bosatt i et annet EØS-land eller Sveits (40-05.06)» BokmålS1 will entitle you to healthcare in the public health service in accordance with the rules of your country of residence. You will be reimbursed for medical expenses in the same way as citizens of the country you are moving to. The same applies to your dependent family members. Family members who are not gainfully employed or in your care will be covered by the national insurance legislation in the country of residence. In holding form S1, you must note that you remain obliged to pay national insurance contributions to Norway even though you have emigrated. The contribution goes to cover the health services in the country you live in. If you have any questions about national insurance contributions, contact NAV.If you receive a pension from another EU/EEA country or Switzerland in addition to a pension from Norway, you must disclose this in the application. Helfo will decide in conjunction with the country in question whether the S1 form is to be issued in Norway (Helfo) or the other country.S1 is in Norwegian. The document is standardised across all EU/EA countries and Switzerland, and it is not necessary to translate it.As an expatriate disability pensioner or old-age pensioner holding form S1 from Norway, you must order a European Health Insurance Card from Helfo. If you already have a European Health Insurance Card from Norway, you must not use it in the country you emigrate to.You can order a new Health Insurance Card from Helfo when S1 is registered in the country you are moving to. Read more about pensioners and the European Health Insurance Card here (in Norwegian).If you move to another Nordic country, special rules apply. You do not need to apply for S1 to acquire rights in the country you take up residence in, but you must register in the national insurance scheme of your country of residence.b) AFP pensionerIf you are an AFP pensioner,you can apply for voluntary membership (in Norwegian). As a voluntary member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme with the right to what is known as "ordinary subsidisation", you are eligible for reimbursement of a percentage of your expenses on different types of healthcare during your residence abroad. As an AFP pensioner, you can choose to receive treatment in the country you have moved to. You will have to pay the expenses out of pocket and apply to Helfo for reimbursement. Your expenses will be reimbursed to you at fixed rates. This typically means that the reimbursement you receive is less than what you paid for the medical care. As a pensioner with voluntary membership of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, you retain your right to receive health services in Norway. This means that you also have the option of travelling home for treatment, but you will have to pay your own travel expenses. As an AFP pensioner, you are not entitled to form S1, with one exception: If you receive a private contractual pension at the same time as receiving an old-age pension from the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, you are considered to be an old-age pensioner and can apply for S1 (see item a above).If you move to another Nordic country, special rules apply. You cannot apply for voluntary membership, but you acquire rights in the country you take up residence in. Remember to register in the national insurance scheme of your country of residence. Eksempel As an old-age pensioner, Kåre has been granted form S1. This entitles him to healthcare in the same way as Spanish citizens and he can be reimbursed for examinations and treatments. As an AFP pensioner, Bjørn has applied for and been granted voluntary membership of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. Bjørn must apply for reimbursement if he chooses to receive healthcare treatment in Spain. He can also choose to use the health service in Norway in the usual manner. Registering in a new country When you arrive in your new country of residence as a disability pensioner or old-age pensioner, you need to register form S1 with the appropriate national insurance institution. An unregistered form provides no entitlements. Steg 3 innholdIf you fall ill, you must contact the public health service in the country where you are living. You will no longer be entitled to planned treatment in Norway.If you are an AFP pensioner with voluntary membership of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme (in Norwegian), you need to pay for the treatment out of pocket and apply to Helfo for reimbursement afterwards. Eksempel Kåre requires a hip operation. He wants to have the operation in Norway but is informed that this is not allowed since he has emigrated. He therefore contacts the Spanish health service. Kåre has received a Spanish health card and the healthcare personnel can see that he is entitled to treatment in the same way as any Spanish citizen. If other inhabitants of Spain have to pay a user fee, Kåre will have to too. Bjørn, on the other hand, needs a knee operation. He chooses to have the operation done in Spain even though he also has the right to have it done in Norway. Bjørn must pay for the treatment out of pocket and apply for reimbursement from Helfo. Submitting an application If you are entitled to a benefit, you need to submit an application after the treatment. Steg 4 innholdIf you have moved to an EU/EEA country or Switzerland as a pensioner, you are no longer entitled to subsidised health services under the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. AFP pensioners can however apply for voluntary membership. This may entitle them to reimbursement of healthcare expenses in another EU/EAA country or Switzerland. Find out more about this in step 2. Complete and send in «Application for ordinary subsidisation of healthcare abroad (05-24.07)» Englishenclosing the required documentation, to Helfo. This must be done within six months of each treatment date. The application must be sent to: Helfo, Postboks 2415, 3104 Tønsberg Eksempel Bjørn sends an application form to Helfo together with documentation that the treatment has been performed and original receipts. He takes care to do this within six months of each treatment date. He is refunded some of the treatment expenses. Power of attorney in connection with enquiries to Helfo If you contact Helfo on behalf of anyone else, you must have power of attorney for them. Steg 5 innholdIf your enquiry concerns health information, the parent or guardian must have permission from any child aged 16 or over. This is because the age of majority under health law is 16.«Fullmaktsskjema for Helfo-henvendelser/Power of attorney form for requests to Helfo (21-00.01)» Bokmål | Nynorsk | English Health information is sensitive information and should not be sent by e-mail. You should therefore send the power of attorney to Helfo as an attachment to a digital form, or by letter post to Helfo, Postboks 2415, 3104 Tønsberg. Remember to enclose a copy of valid identification.