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Friend's thai wife passed away few days ago they were married for 10+ years.

May 2020, he had stocke. Now he is recovering  very good except for his speech.  Thai government insurance paid for everything, he only paid for private hospital room.

He was on OA visa but last December his agent change to marriage extension. 

He will not qualify for any medical insurance. 

Thank you for positive advice

 

Elite visa is not an option.

 

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He can stay until his current extension expires. No rush to do the new extension now.

If he can have the financial proof he can apply for a new extension based upon retirement.

If he is 75 or less he may be able to get insurance with a 200k baht deductible.

 

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Will he lose his Thai medical coverage? His wife was retired government teacher 

 

I was able to transfer all her money to his name only personal KasiKorn bank account. 

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He is Irish with dual canadian citizenship. If no choice, he will go back to Canada. free medical for life, but he is stubborn  and i know he will not go back 

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1 hour ago, CNX69 said:

Will he lose his Thai medical coverage? His wife was retired government teacher 

I am not sure about that. Not familiar of how that would work.

But if I was to guess and I would say yes.

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With this thai wife deceased (my condolences), he will not be able to extend the permission of stay of his Non Imm O-A Visa for reason of MARRIAGE. 

But he/you do not have to act immediately, as his current 1-year permission to stay will stay valid until it expires (December/January?).  When applying for his next 1-year permission to stay based on his Non Imm O-A Visa he can do this for reason of RETIREMENT.

Such application requires:

- Having 800K seasoned for at least 2 months on his personal Thai bank-account, at the moment of application;

- A Thai IO-approved health-insurance policy meeting IO requirements of 400K/40K in/out patient coverage and issued by a TGIA associated insurer, valid for and aligned with the 1-year extension of stay he is applying for.  As this insurance requirement is basically a thai insurer lobby-scam, it is recommended to opt for the dead-cheapest option, which is the LMG Insurance Plan 1 (with 200K deductible) policy that sells at an annual premium of 6.000 THB to 11.400 THB in the age brackets of 51 to 75 years.

If he is under 76 years when applying for the policy, he would be able to subscribe to it.  Also, that policy does not require a medical (but any underlying conditions he mentions in the application would be taken out of the policy coverage, which is fine as the policy is ONLY meant to meet the IO requirement and is not to be considered 'real' health-insurance).

>> I did PM you a Guideline document containing tips & caveats on how to apply for that Non Imm O-A compliant LMG Insurance policy.

To access your PM-messages just click the letter icon next to your Profile when logged in to the Forum.

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5 hours ago, CNX69 said:

He is Irish with dual canadian citizenship. If no choice, he will go back to Canada. free medical for life, but he is stubborn  and i know he will not go back 

unless he was in Canada just recently that won't kick in till he shows residence requirements..

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16 hours ago, CNX69 said:

Will he lose his Thai medical coverage? His wife was retired government teacher 

 

I was able to transfer all her money to his name only personal KasiKorn bank account. 

Are you the manager of her estate? I'd be extremely careful about initiating any funds transfers from a deceased persons banks accounts to whomever. Even with a will it takes just one jealous and disgruntled relative to cause a lot of problems.

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13 minutes ago, FlyingThai said:

Are you the manager of her estate? I'd be extremely careful about initiating any funds transfers from a deceased persons banks accounts to whomever. Even with a will it takes just one jealous and disgruntled relative to cause a lot of problems.

and the  sky will fall......................

 

 

Someday

 

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22 hours ago, CNX69 said:

He is Irish with dual canadian citizenship. If no choice, he will go back to Canada. free medical for life, but he is stubborn  and i know he will not go back 

The “free” medical for life in Canada does not cover everything. Also medical coverage is run by the provinces, not the Canadian federal government. If he has been out of Canada for more than two or three years, his health coverage in Canada could very well be expired. 
    Example....in my province of Ontario, Canada....the federal Government in Ottawa has nothing to do with health coverage for Canadians. It’s strictly the jurisdiction of the provincial government.

   My Ontario Health Card is good for only five years and MUST be renewed before expiration, or you lose coverage until you can get it renewed... if possible..by jumping through lots of hoops.

    You are only allowed to be out of country a maximum of two years at a time..IF you notify them before flying out. If you leave for good to live in another country, you need to purchase local health insurance in your new country, or pay out of pocket for emergencies, or depend on the goodwill of the country or friends and relatives if you have no insurance at all. 
    Your friend ...if he has been in Thailand for 10+ years, could very well return to Canada and find his health coverage in Canada expired years ago. And it might be very difficult to get health coverage re-instated. Until then...he better have lots of cash in case of emergency, or covered by private insurance. 
   Best wishes and good luck.

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