Claiming Your Pension Overseas

In most cases, customers receiving a pension can continue to be paid if they spend time overseas. Depending on the period of time a person is away, their rate of payment may be affected.

Changes to pensions overseas

Changes to pensions overseas

When you leave Australia your rate of payment may change after 26 weeks.

Pension from the UK

Pension from the UK

YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Gael, is an Australian citizen living in the UK and would like confirmation that he is unable to claim an Australian Age Pension. Q. Gael I would be grateful if you could confirm what I understand from Centrelink website ...

Migrating to Australia

Migrating to Australia

Q.Guy I am a British pensioner considering moving to Australia to be closer to my son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. I am concerned, however, what effect this will have on my pension payments. I have tried contacting your consulate but was left even more confused than ever ...

UK Pensions

UK Pensions

The Pension Service International Pension Centre (IPC) deals with queries about United Kingdom benefits payable to overseas customers. If you would like to make a claim to UK State Pension you can visit the e-claims section of the website. ...

Australian pensions overseas

Australian pensions overseas

Q. Graham My position is I am 64 next birthday and have been living in Thailand for 4 years. I brought 80,000 AUD here and have been living on this money. I have money invested in Aust. and am still paying tax. I have been told to ...

Trace a UK Pension

Trace a UK Pension

If your move from the UK was a few years ago, then maybe somewhere along the way you’ve lost track of a company or personal pension. As part of the UK Government’s Pension Service, the Pension Tracing Service (PTS) has access to over 200,000 pension schemes, ...

Claiming DSP overseas

Claiming DSP overseas

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Deb is keen to head to Samoa to help those affected by last year's earthquake but is concerned about how this will affect her Disability Support Pension. Q. Deb As of April 2010 I will be living in Samoa ...

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