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Postby gerryh » Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:17 pm

country boy wrote:64and9/12ths...just sent my pension papers in; soon be having a regular income again...that'll be nice :o
I'll soon be 65.
Do I have to apply for my pension?
Hadn't thought about it, expected it to happen automatically. :(
But thinking about it they don't know where I live.
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Postby country boy » Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:27 pm

Gerry,
If they know where you live they will send you the papers about 4 months before your 65th Birthday. If they don't, I suppose you're just gonna have to tell 'em :lol:

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Postby Jennifer » Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:59 pm

Hi Gerryh,
If its UK pension, from my reading you have to claim otherwise they think you have deferred.
Have a Google on "State pension" loads of info.
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Postby Jool » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:45 pm

Gerry - no government gives anything without making you work for it....

You have to complete a long form (16 pages) 3 to 4 months before your 65th birthday......and you are required to send in your original birth certificate and various other things as well.....good luck!!

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Postby tidal » Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:19 pm

52......single.....and hopeful :lol:

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Postby gerryh » Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:45 pm

Hi Jennifer and Jool
I've had a look at their website.
Must start the "getting my pension" process.
Temporally forgot I was that near being a pensioner. :D

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Postby Kamila » Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:18 pm

Hi Gerryh, you can phone the pension office and they will fill the form with you over the phone if you are very near your birthday. I also forgot to fill the forms and did it all over the phone. They then send the form back to you and you just sign it and send it back. Much easier then having to worry about a long form to fill in yourself.

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Postby alaninspain » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:08 pm

Starlet- do not worry about being rude on this forum - loads of people on here have no qualms about doing that ( not me of course).
Rick - I've got past 33 1/3 , and 45's now started towards 78's. Bu**er"!
Physical age ( 65 tomorrow), feel anywhere between 16 and 35, IQ now down to single figures( only ever got up to 12 - did the Mensa testpaper and sent it off, expecting around 150-160, it was sent back,marked Minus 2 as I had spelt both my first and second names wrong ( twice). :(
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Postby Laslomas » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:40 pm

GerryH - My OH is pensionable age in December and has received nothing from DWP. We looked at the website and then phoned. We were given two different numbers before we got the correct department for those living outside UK. We were given this website address: www.dwp.gov.uk/eservice then told to click the ‘launch services and benefits online’ button. At this point it is possible to register and complete forms on-line. We have not tried yet, but did manage to register. Like you thought it would all just happen!!! Good Luck.

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Postby Wicksey » Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:17 pm

Recently turned 50 but 'retired' at 42. Fifty sounds so old to me (I know it's not really but ... yuk ... can't get used to it yet), but glad to see there's many others on here around my age. My Dad was 90 this year and still driving (beware anyone living near Stockport!!) and I think age is all in the mind.

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Postby dido72 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:26 pm

It so is Wicksey, my nan is 80 next year ans still works part time on Fleetwood market!!! There is no stopping her :roll: :roll:

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Postby Retro P » Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:26 pm

[quote="Jool"]

and you are required to send in your original birth certificate and various other things as well


What if you don't have the original?
Ah! the full english!!

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Postby Jool » Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:37 pm

Sorry, I have no idea, thankfully I am not, and never have been, a bureaucrat!!

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Postby gerryh » Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:02 pm

Retro P wrote:
Jool wrote:

What if you don't have the original?
You can get aduplicate from:-

http://tinyurl.com/2y87psb

for £10

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Postby katy » Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:02 pm

Wicksey wrote:Recently turned 50 but 'retired' at 42. Fifty sounds so old to me (I know it's not really but ... yuk ... can't get used to it yet), but glad to see there's many others on here around my age. My Dad was 90 this year and still driving (beware anyone living near Stockport!!) and I think age is all in the mind.
Wicksy I am suprised, after the comments on the Gloria Estephan thread I thought you must be a twenty something :shock: :wink:

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Postby country boy » Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:45 pm

Gerry, that link doesn't work...is it right?

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Postby gerryh » Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:33 pm

country boy wrote:Gerry, that link doesn't work...is it right?
Try this one:-
http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/


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Postby ken2 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:49 pm

Gerry i went back to U.K to sort mine out, ha ha but its four years ago , and lots of gin, ha ha can't remember how or what i did, but all is fine, the apitance that we get i got,

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Postby spanish_lad » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:28 pm

dido72 wrote:hahahahahaha never one to miss an oppurtunity eh SL?

BTW I can't believe you are still single!!!! :wink:
wanna change that baby ?? ;) hahahha
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Postby dido72 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:24 pm

Steady on now cheeky!! :oops:

When are you coming round for a coffee anyway? Pop in and see us on your way to Casariche :wink:


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