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Lithuanians moving from crisis areas to Lithuania will be insured by the state
2019-07-17
From now on, the citizens of our country and their family members having decided to move for safety reasons from a foreign state facing humanitarian crisis where they reside or work will be insured under the Compulsory Health Insurance (CHI) scheme using the funds of the state budget. Such proposal of the Ministry of Health (MF) was today approved by the Ministers cabinet.
 
These changes constitute one of the complex measures used by Lithuania that are addressed to helping people whose lives, health, security or property are threatened by war, an act of terror, epidemics, natural disasters and the like in the countries where they are resident at the time.
 
Thus, these people who were faced with complex situations will be able to seek medical assistance in Lithuania and get treatment services that are paid with the funds of Compulsory Health Insurance Fund budget. They will not have to pay for these services by themselves.
 
The status of people being resettled includes the following parties who permanently reside in a foreign state or a part thereof facing humanitarian crisis: the citizens of Lithuania, people of Lithuanian origin, persons entitled to restoring Lithuanian citizenship and their family members and minors in their custody given the possibility to come to reside in Lithuania on the permanent basis and integrate themselves in our society.
 
Under the new procedure, the National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health will register these people in the Register of individuals covered by CHI, and will guarantee state-funded medical services. The Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior will provide data about the period of validity of the legal status of people being resettled.
 
These amendments have been prepared taking into consideration other legal acts that provide for CHI regulation of people being resettled.
 
All legal acts are available for reference in the Register of Legislation.
 
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Your questions are welcome by email info@vlk.lt or phone: local (8 5) 232 2222, international +370 5 232 2222

 

Lithuanians moving from crisis areas to Lithuania will be insured by the state