We are, yet again in the process of the annual grind of renewing our S1 form.
Our last form was extended to 18 months, which was fine, and I had to be added to my Husband's application, which was processed on the previous form, about 4 months ago.
Apart from the usual ineptitude from Newcaste (first form lost in post etc etc) we had no major problems.
However, a friend of ours who is "attached" to his wife's application (she is working in the UK) has encountered some problems.
Although he is a little unclear as to the reason, he is under the impression that there has been a change in policy/ legislation and that he now how has to apply in his own name. (He is under normal retirement age like me)
As my being "added" was only in April of this year, I found it quite surprising, as we are both in the same position - both our spouses are working in the UK and paying Class 1A National Insurance contributions.
As I had previously run a small business (now closed) I had been affiliated to RSI and paid contributions here (and therefore had my own Carte Vitale), I admit I was a bit concerned that I may have encountered problems with being attached to my husband's carte vitale.
This wasn't the case at all, and as I mentioned above, I was added in April, with all outstanding medical expenses being promptly reimbursed.
I was assuming that the renewal application would be pretty straightforward (I must say here I spend over an hour on the phone to 3 different operators at Newcastle in a vain and unsuccessful attempt to get the correct fax number to fax the form!) - however, this recent development with our friend has made me slightly worried that I too may now encounter problems.
Bottom Line - Is there anyone on SF who has a spouse working in the UK and is "added" to their Carte Vitale?
If so, have you experienced a similar problem to our friend?
Here's hoping that this makes sense, and that someone replies!