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  1. Thanks for the replies, useful to know what others have done/would do.  Regards Kate.
  2. After reading the "instant heat" thread I have bought a Poêle à petrole which is working OK. Just wanted to ask anyone who owns one of these current models if they have removed the clear plastic cover on the thermostat at the back of the appliance.  There are no instructions about doing this and I'm not sure if it is a permanent protective cover or just for transportation purposes. Thanks Kate.
  3. Thanks for the reply sweet 17.  In fact the claim form arrived this morning (IPCBR1 01/09) together with form IPC 1394 France 05/08 - International Pensions Direct Payment. Like you I have found it impossible to be accurate about past employment. I have entered details of my last two employers only as I know that they already have my up-to-date NI record from when I requested a pension forecast last year. Although I asked about the E121 when I phoned for the pack there wasn't an application form enclosed but hopefully from reading previous postings this might be generated automatically when I return the completed form.  Good luck with yours, regards Kate.
  4. [quote user="Patf"] The number we were given to phone is 0044 191 21 87777 [/quote] I phoned this number three weeks ago to request my claim pack as it hadn't been sent out.  Could you tell me how long yours took to arrive after your initial request. Thanks, Kate.
  5. Could anyone who is in receipt of a government/civil service pension and a UK state pension tell me how the UK personal tax allowance is applied.  I.e as the UK state pension is paid without being taxed and is taxable in France anyway, does this in effect wipe out the personal tax allowance causing any government/civil service pension to be taxed in total.  Thanks Kate.
  6. Thanks for the extra website addresses, they all seem to be fairly reasonable, just going to check the small print and then chose the most appropriate.  Enjoy New Zeland minnie.
  7. Many thanks for the replies and the website addresses which I will look into.  My daughter has suggested checking with my Mutuelle to see if they offer any extra cover so I could try them also.
  8. I urgently need to visit my daughter in Australia and will be booking my flights via the internet.  I would be grateful if anyone who has made a similar journey whilst living in France could inform me if they took out any health insurance, or have had any experience of needing treatment whilst outside of the EU.  I have searched the websites of some of the main "top up" insurance companies but there doesn't seem to be any mention of such policies. Thanks.
  9. Many thanks for all your replies, I have been back this morning to try and clarify things and the certificate he has mentioned is "CERFA" no: 11421/01.  I am beginning to think that he is as confused as we are or maybe I have not made it clear what our position is.  He did mention that we should have received it along with our cards, but as our new cards are not likely to arrive for some time yet I think that we might try another agency who hopefully will accept our recent attestation.  Regards Kate. Edit: I have just done a "search" and the above form is connected with CMU Complimentaire, so I really think that we have crossed wires as this is not what we are looking for.  Perhaps he thought that because we are now with CMUb we were also wanting assistance with our top-up. Sorry to have wasted your time, but thanks anyway the replies.  
  10. I have been to enquire re: top-up insurance and have been asked for a "green and white paper" stating which regime we are with.  I took along the new attestation which we have just received (ex E106ers) but this was not considered sufficient for them to offer us a top-up policy.  CMUa and CMUb were mentioned as was the date 1st April when "the new rules start".  When we had top-up whilst under the E106 we just showed our attestation.  We have been asked to return when the said paper arrives. Could anyone tell me if we should expect to receive something else from the CPAM?  Thanks Kate.
  11. Still tidying up and sorting out after being allowed to join the CMU, could anyone tell me if it is common practice to have to wait for 30 days before being refunded any outstanding premium. We chose a PHI company that only require 14 days notice of cancellation which ended last Friday.  We paid for the year up front and I was hoping to get a refund to put towards CMU payments and top-up (the PHI we chose don't do top-up), however I am told that although the policy is now cancelled it will be 30 days before our credit card is reimbursed.  French law and standard procedure was quoted.  Regards Kate. 
  12. Thanks for the prompt reply cooperlola.  Yes I do have a copy so I'll go in again and take it with me in case this is what they need, I have also since noticed that on this attestation they have used my maiden name only so this may have caused more confusion.  Your mention of the ayant droit means that I can relax a little until I can get it sorted out.  Regards Kate.
  13. After several phone calls/visits to the CPAM we have finally received an attestation in the post.  However, although it states that my husband has "droits a compter du 03/03/2008" next to my name it states "a justifier".  Has anyone had a similar attestation (we are ex E106), or does anyone know if this means that as yet I am still not covered.  I am a bit concerned as I was no longer on my own E106 last year but had moved onto cover through his. Thanks Kate.
  14. Thanks Will, just the one place left so should be reasonably straighforward.   Regards Kate.
  15. Thanks Lisleoise.  Yesterday we received a letter from the opposing list who have gained the majority of seats, they are now asking that we vote on Sunday for a candidate of theirs whom they appear to have pre-selected, enclosed was a small slip of paper with his name on.  We have heard nothing from the list sortant, perhaps because the mayor did not get elected.  It is possible that they are now no longer interested in the last available place or should there be similar slips for them available at the voting hall on Sunday?  Thanks Kate.
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