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by Lavanda
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Official documentation of reaching pension age
Replies: 48
Views: 5938

Re: Official documentation of reaching pension age

SUCCESS!!! Finally, on the 28th May the money popped into my account. No word on why it took so long or on why they finally decided to give it to me but obviously I just needed patience! :wink:
by Lavanda
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Health Card on Retirement
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Health Card on Retirement

Thank you. I shall get my own cover.
by Lavanda
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Health Card on Retirement
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Health Card on Retirement

This may have been covered before but I received Spanish health cover and my card at the age of 54 because my husband had retired and was entitled to health cover. When I reached retirement age the DWP sent me an S1 to apply for health cover. I didn't send it back as I already have health cover. A f...
by Lavanda
Thu May 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Possible error on Modelo 100 tax return
Replies: 40
Views: 7308

Re: Possible error on Modelo 100 tax return

Thanks. I’ll look back and find the thread but, really, I need less to do, not more. Currently bottle-feeding an orphan lamb, on demand, round the clock. He’s called Nigel ...

Yes Sid. I wasn’t being flippant but complicated things do seem to defeat the Spanish ...
by Lavanda
Thu May 09, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Possible error on Modelo 100 tax return
Replies: 40
Views: 7308

Re: Possible error on Modelo 100 tax return

I would, Peter, but the digital signature thing defeats me utterly even though Sid helped me with it ages ago. Our Gestor does it perfectly each year and charges €40.00 for the two of us.
by Lavanda
Thu May 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Possible error on Modelo 100 tax return
Replies: 40
Views: 7308

Re: Possible error on Modelo 100 tax return

The moral is don't go near the tax office. Most of them haven't got a clue about foreign pensions, especially UK government pensions.


Maybe. However, if you go armed with all the information and you tell them what to do the system works just fine.
by Lavanda
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Official documentation of reaching pension age
Replies: 48
Views: 5938

Re: Official documentation of reaching pension age

It's because a birth certificate only shows your age. It does not show your entitlement to a pension. (So the bank told me and, they are right about that particular aspect of this mess.)
by Lavanda
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Official documentation of reaching pension age
Replies: 48
Views: 5938

Re: Official documentation of reaching pension age

PS The translation of the document has reached the stage of having an official copy made with the Apostille attached and now the translator wants a photocopy from which to do the translation. ¿Qué? If a photocopy was sufficient why did I get an official copy made? Who knows ...
by Lavanda
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Official documentation of reaching pension age
Replies: 48
Views: 5938

Re: Official documentation of reaching pension age

This has not yet been resolved. It seems the person dealing with this at the bank never sent on any of the documents she asked me to provide and, in fact, did nothing but be nice to me face-to-face and then ... nada. I've now got a new person at the bank who, of course, asked for all the documents t...
by Lavanda
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 25
Views: 2726

Re: Lone and ill

Trouble is, we never know what is around the corner. A year ago my Dad was moaning that he felt old and that all he was doing was waiting to die. He got on my Mum’s nerves. Now they look forward to the weekend visits of their five month old great-grandsons, identical twin boys, so they get to play w...
by Lavanda
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 25
Views: 2726

Re: Lone and ill

Can we keep the subject to what is happening in Spain, maybe?
by Lavanda
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 25
Views: 2726

Re: Lone and ill

We have a very small UK community here — less than a dozen couples. We all look after each other in times of crisis and need.
by Lavanda
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Depopulation in Rural Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: Depopulation in Rural Spain

Agree, totally.
by Lavanda
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Depopulation in Rural Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: Depopulation in Rural Spain

and will help alleviate boredom. :lol: :lol: :lol: Love it, Beni. Oh for the chance to be bored in the countryside. :lol: :lol: :lol: I have been following the story but long before it became 'popular' it's been of concern in Extremadura. We are a place the size of Switzerland with fewer than a mil...
by Lavanda
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 382
Views: 51145

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

This question reminds me about the advice I was asked to give someone who was thinking of buying a finca house run on solar power. The wife wanted a fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, fan-assisted oven, hob, air conditioning and a full range of electro-domesticals including an ice cream m...
by Lavanda
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 382
Views: 51145

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

At the moment it's possible, yes. However, post-events-not-to-be-named if the exchange rates become less favourable things might get tight.
by Lavanda
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Possible error on Modelo 100 tax return
Replies: 40
Views: 7308

Re: Possible error on Modelo 100 tax return

Go and talk to the tax people. If you can prove there was no intention to 'defraud' you will not be fined.
by Lavanda
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: SPANISH EXAM DELE FOR NATIONALITY CHANGE
Replies: 14
Views: 2180

Re: SPANISH EXAM DELE FOR NATIONALITY CHANGE

Have breakfast in a café or bar early every morning and never eat dinner before 22.00. Ignore officialdom completely. Always stop when driving to greet friends going in the opposite direction, roll down the window and have a good chat. Never set foot in a church but have a dangly image of the Patron...
by Lavanda
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Voting in the Spanish election in April
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: Voting in the Spanish election in April

We know that, thanks.
by Lavanda
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Santander 123 account
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Re: Santander 123 account

Exactly. Nothing like their web site conditions.

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