This enquiry is a bit out of the ordinary-so anyone with any expert knowledge would be most welcome to comment.
We lived and worked in France from 2003, my husband had a business 'profession libérale ', and for the next 7/8 years he worked and paid his taxes and social contributions.
What is really odd is that when he first had his Carte Vitale, it arrived, and the number started with a 3. He used this card for medical and all Social references all the time we were there without any problems at all; hospitals, GP’s etc accepted it. No one ever mentioned that this card should have been replaced by a card starting with the figure 1, about 6 months after having registered.
My husband was just going through all his French Paper work, and wanted to find out his pension status, so called both CIPAV and RSI [ we also spoke with URSSAF ].
Unless he can obtain a new permanent number, he cannot access his French Pension, and no one seems able to help him achieve this.
We employed a French business lady, who was sure she would sort this out, and she failed, and the RSI just do not respond. They demand Birth Certificates,Passports to be sent by email, and when this has been done, they say they have not received them. Recently a woman said they did have the documents and they would respond to our French address-6 weeks later , nothing!!! Today another few calls and they
a. Lost his file
b. Found the file.
c.Then said they still need the Passport and Birth Certificate. [ Already sent 3 times ]
We are dealing with RSI in Paris-has anyone any ideas about what to do next??
Our paid French lady has just given up!!
Any ideas would be so welcome!!!