Question from a frozen pensioner - can you help please

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Paul Swain

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Apr 29, 2021, 6:12:15 AM (10 days ago) Apr 29
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Hi Everyone!

I've received the following question from a husband and wife:

For me to be able to claim an Australian Aged Pension, I require a payment summary for both our British Pensions.

How can I get this information?

Can anyone help with this?

From comments that I've seen here, I thought that Centrelink knew more about the UK pensions that people receive than we do.  So I'm surprised that Centrelink are asking for this.  I'm still too young to get a pension, so I have no personal experience.

So could you please let me know what you think is going on.

Thanks


Paul


Chris Hill

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Apr 29, 2021, 11:01:34 AM (10 days ago) Apr 29
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You can get it from the DWP website
Regards Chris

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Alan James

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Apr 29, 2021, 12:22:17 PM (10 days ago) Apr 29
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I am surprised as I was not asked for this.Centrelink get linked information shared with the UK and that is why In Australia you do not get requests for Life Certificates.
Also my small Australian pension is adjusted for variance in exchange rates with no input from me.
Also I have never recieved a payment summary from UK.

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Lesley and Bob Maxwell

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Apr 29, 2021, 12:22:34 PM (10 days ago) Apr 29
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My husband received a letter from the UK pensions people stating how much he was going to receive each week in uk retirement pension- he just gave a copy of that to Centrelink.....and yes they have their own sources too..... Hope that helps


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John Wilson

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Apr 29, 2021, 12:23:09 PM (10 days ago) Apr 29
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Hi,

 

I suggest, depending on their UK pension/s, they contact:

 

For UK State pension: DWP - https://www.gov.uk/contact-pension-service

DWP do/will provide a letter, detailing (Frozen) payments to be made and from when (e.g. relevant retirement age, based on DOB) for any individual.

 

For any other pensions (e.g. work superannuation) they’ll need to contact the relevant organization, such any employer for the relevant information on payments and/or tax deducted.

 

If they have received (and should!) an annual/yearly P60 (UK tax & payments) form that should suffice, but they will need to provide evidence (to Centrelink) on past, & future, payments received.

 

Hope this information helps.

 

John (w.)

 

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John Ferris

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Apr 30, 2021, 5:03:24 AM (9 days ago) Apr 30
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Yes to some of the replies. When I commenced my Uk pension payments I received a letter from Centrelink advising me of the payment a few weeks before I received the letter from the Uk pension folks.

Linda OBrien

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Apr 30, 2021, 5:03:41 AM (9 days ago) Apr 30
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When we were entitled to an Australian Pension (no longer allowed though) I am sure we just submitted the letter from UK Pensions and then took a copy of the payment into our bank account. However that was 6 years ago. Other than that you could phone or write to British Pension. 

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Paul Swain

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May 1, 2021, 3:46:19 AM (8 days ago) May 1
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Hi Everyone!

Thanks for all your comments.  I've passed them on and hopefully they will help.


Paul

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