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  1. Hello, I am an Australian citizen currently living with my American husband in Pennsylvania. I was assessed before I came to the USA ( 5 yrs ago) and put on a permanent australian disability support pension. I was assessed by an independent team centerlink contracted (who I think may have been bupa before they changed their name) even while abroad I receive government assistance from Australia. Permanent disability means I do not have to re apply every few years or lodge any regular forms. I have had my green card for a little over 3 yrs now but I'm finding my health issues declining and I'm needing more and more help. I've decided I need to return to Australia permanently as I can't afford medical treatment here and being on a sponsored Visa i can't get help from social security for anything. My husband is my soul caregiver, I have no family in Australia who are able care for me. I need daily help just to shower and get dressed. My husband does all the shopping, cleaning and has to take time off work most days to bring me lunch or to check on me because I've not answered the phone and yes his boss isn't happy about him needing more and more time off. We are looking at applying for the subclass 836 but I'm told it's not as simple as it sounds but no Visa is simple! Getting a sponsor for my husband isn't an issue, if I don't qualify. Does anyone know what our chances of being approved for an 836 would be? Is there better option for us? All I know is I am dependent on him, I can't even make the flight home to Australia without him being there to helping me, many times just getting out of my seat I'll need assistance and honestly going to the lavatory during the flight, little easier when he is standing outside the door ready to assist me!. I'm not looking for a cheap Visa I'm looking for my best option that allows my husband to be with me and be able to continue looking after me. I'm only 43 I'm not ready for a nursing home! Please help!!
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