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You need to contact the local Labor Court. Read the info here, https://costaricalaw.com/costa-rica-legal-topics/labor-law/labor-law-in-a-nutshell/ who will work for you.
You will only be covered by CAJA once you have received your [i]cedula[/i] after your residency has been finalized, but realize that this could take a year or more. Seeing specialists through the CAJA system can take [i]many[/i] months…or even years.
Premiums are approx. double for those under 55.
CAJA will do a complete workup on you, before issuing you a Rx. but may not provide Zinbryta, but a generic equivalent.
In the meantime to get an Rx here, you would have to make an appointment with a specialist who will perform his own tests in regards to your condition. However, your Rx may be available ‘over the counter’.
If mobility could be an issue for you, Costa Rican sidewalks are known to be ‘less than optimal’ …read ‘bad’… and wheelchairs use the road.:shock:
Not if you are under 55 years of age.
Since you first posted about this last September, it has taken a long time to come to light that your funds have gone missing… Was the transaction, never completed?
Note that the fixed rate will [i]only[/i] be for approx.4 years…then [u]if[/u] you apply for Permanent residency your premium will be less.
Plus, of course, the annual fee to ARCR.
Lack of quoted fees (on initial email) for both [i]Inversionista[/i] and [i]Rentista[/i] was ‘discussed’ in my second request for info from ARCR
Those of us who have lived here for a while, [i]know[/i] that the premiums for both of those statuses are high…and we also [i]know[/i] that can vary from one CAJA office to another, depending on the ‘cost’ of an investment, a house or if you live in a particular area.
Phone or email ARCR and ask these questions.
I am not a member of ARCR but was shown an email from ARCR and read one post on the forum that was send out to existing members notifying them that this new group plan would soon recommence.
If you read #4 on the ARCR forum page it reads:
“ARCR is accepting new members in the group policy. We have been part of the group for several years. They can quote the price, because it’s the same for everyone in a given age and residency category.
I know a couple who pay locally and their payment is about the same.
At $89 per month, you can’t find a deal that’s too much better. You may save a couple bucks” written by another member” who [u]did[/u] receive an mail from ARCR
Yes, the email I received was a confirmation to a discussion I had with an ARCR staff member.
They would [u]not[/u] quote premiums for [i]Inversionistas[/i] or [i]Rentistas[/i] ‘at this time…’
This info was received by me, from ARCR in December;
“CCSS/CAJA rates through a group plan that is once again being offered [i]if you are a member of ARCR” [/i]
Permanent Resident over 55 yrs old is $77
Permanent Resident under 55 yrs old is $137
Pensionado over 55 yrs old is $89
Pensionado under 55 yrs old is $162
You can of course, apply directly through CAJA…and take a chance.:lol:
Exporting and importing parrots into Costa Rica is a time consuming and very expensive business…and more often than not, unsuccessful.
Johnnyh, check your PM’s…in the ‘inbox’ in the midst where the other subjects are posted the top.
Good reading information regarding [url=http://costaricalaw.com/costa-rica-legal-topics/immigration-and-residency/costa-rica-approves-a-new-immigration-law/]legal Residency [/url]is here as is rules regarding working here legally [url=http://costarica.com/relocation/working-in-costa-rica/]and salaries[/url].
You can’t have both legal temporary residency whith can lead to eventual Permanent residency and a work permit.
Additional info here for [url=http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/nnrsdnts/ndvdls/nnrs-eng.html]Canadians considering making a move[/url] as ‘non-residents of Canada for tax purposes’.
You need to come visit in person to check out various areas, preferably more than once.
Check the [url=http://costaricalaw.com/costa-rica-legal-topics/immigration-and-residency/residency-general-information-and-summary/]Residency requirements[/url] And while there are supposedly more people than ever, entering the country, realize that while waiting for a [i]cedula[/i] especially if one wants to continue to drive, you will possibly have to exit Costa Rica 4,5 or even more times to renew your tourist visa, before gaining residency, which may mean that may of those entering the country are the same ones doing it over and over again.
Research the cost of a vehicle here…or how much it [url=http://costaricalaw.com/costa-rica-legal-topics/customs-and-trade/costa-rica-importing-a-car-how-much-are-the-taxes/]will be to import one.[/url]
Note, that it is said that between 50-60% return to their home country, within 2-3 years.
Make sure to read the on-ine news media…not just the glowing report blogs or IL.
Rent in your chosen area until you are sure that Costa Rica is for you.
Robbers and thieves don’t usually let you know in advance…:(
While it is a great place to live [i]if you can afford it[/i], be aware of the snakes in the grass…
Just because a medication is on this list…doesn’t guarantee that CAJA has it or will provide it, as we found out. They [i]much[/i] prefer to prescribe the generic version.
A doctor told us that some are no longer carried but may not be eliminated from the list, for many reasons.October 31, 2015 at 12:26 pm in reply to: Your safety & security in costa rica – police salaries #202516
I understand that Automercado offers ‘many discounts’ every Wednesday…
I think you are mistaken that few ‘Ticos’ use this bank, as no bank here could be successful, relying on ‘foreigners’. It is just that BCR and BN are located in most of the smaller towns, but not BAC.
[i]It is said[/i] to be harder to open an account with either BCR & BN unless you have applied for residency.