Comprehensive Sickness Insurance: what is it, and who needs it?

If you are an EEA/EU citizen or their family member and wish to qualify for an EU law right of residence, then eventually a right of permanent residence, you have to meet certain requirements. For some people — chiefly those not working or self-employed — one of those requirements is to hold Comprehensive Sickness Insurance. Here we look at this requirement, ask whether it is really important in light of Brexit (spoiler: it might be to some people) and then examine the requirements in detail. Confusingly, EEA citizens and their family members are allowed to use the NHS in the UK, but according to the Home Office the NHS does … Continue reading Comprehensive Sickness Insurance: what is it, and who needs it?