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Offline Gatzby

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Re: Pension
« Reply #240 on: 06-12-2017, 16:03:18 »
Never realised until today that Pensioners who choose to spend their retirement abroad don't get the annual increase in  state pension awarded annually. How wrong is that ! In my opinion if you have worked all your life and paid your dues you should get the same money as a pensioner who resides in the Uk.(or have I got it wrong!!)

 Just my thoughts  :)
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Offline Rex Williams

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Re: Pension
« Reply #241 on: 06-12-2017, 18:35:23 »
Gatzby in European union we do get annual pension increase, most pensioners who live
outside EU like Australia do not get the annual increase.

We don't get winter fuel allowance, in UK pensioners from EU say like Poland for instance
will get the winter fuel allowance although they may have not paid into UK pot.
It does get very cold over here in winter it was minus one last night where we live, my mate
Puff gets very cold weather where he lives only about 40 mins by car to where he lives also
gets a lot of snow as we not very far from ski resort Sierra Nevada. I still pay tax in UK so
I don't think it is very fair, my wife also pays tax in UK.
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Offline Gatzby

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Re: Pension
« Reply #242 on: 07-12-2017, 16:21:19 »
Ok Rex and thanks for that, looks like I was only partially right. I still think it's wrong that if you've paid into the system over your working life then , no matter where you live, you should be entitled to all the benefits of the state pension. :(
God is a figment of the imagination according to Stephen Hawking and I agree with him.

Offline Rex Williams

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Re: Pension
« Reply #243 on: 07-12-2017, 17:59:20 »
Totally agree Gatzby.
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