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Hello ,

Seasons Greetings to everyone.

My wife and I have had a place in Kalkan for many years and have decided to apply for residency when we return next week.At age 65 I am having  a problem finding a health insurance company offering affordable cover and wonder if anyone can help with a solution.

SGK doesn’t require over 65s to have health insurance to qualify for the Residency Permit but does anyone know if I can join SGK at 65 without having to buy private health cover for my first year of residency?

Many thanks in anticipation.

 

Peter

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You have to live in Turkey for at least one year before you can apply for SGK, so for that reason you would normally have to buy a private health insurance policy. But since you are over 65, even that is not required. You can get a residence permit without health insurance for the first year if you want to, then after the first year apply for SGK coverage.

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Thanks for your reply Ken. I appreciate Im not required to have health insurance at age 65 but I’m  nervous about not having any.

What  I’m trying to establish is whether or not I can access SGK immediately once I have my RP next month. Or do I have to wait a year?

In another forum a Kalkan resident tells me that at age 65 he was able to access SGK as soon as he got his RP. I wonder if SGK offices in different  areas have different interpretation of the regulations.I guess I need to call in to speak to them .

Thanks again.

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OK I see. While the "rules" say that you have to wait a year, come to think of it I have also heard of people being accepted into SGK without having to wait a year. So perhaps you can... if you do call SGK would you mind letting us know what they tell you?

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