Many British expats are unaware that they may be entitled to a UK pension.
Many British expats are unaware that they may be entitled to a UK pension, or that making extra contributions now, could deliver benefits when they reach pension age.
Established in 2003 British Pensions in Australia (BPiA) is an 11,450+ member, not for profit volunteer association of British expats, who are challenging the UK government’s unfair and discriminatory ‘frozen pensions’ policy. It is also willing to help members who have worked in the UK to investigate, enhance and even discover their possible UK pension entitlement.
Besides working with the International Consortium of British Pensions (ICBP) in its main campaign to have the UK Government reverse its discriminatory policy of freezing UK state pensions in many countries, BPiA works to inform the many British migrants who are unaware of the UK state pensions to which they are entitled, having paid their National Insurance ‘stamps’ when working in the UK. Based on current legislation this pension entitlement could even apply to Australians who have worked in the UK for as little as one complete tax year. Furthermore the spouse, irrespective of nationality, may also be entitled to be paid a UK pension.
Existing UK state pensioners
By becoming a member of BPiA you can get help to understand the intricacies of UK state pension legislation which may assist in your claim for much needed additional income from overseas by:
- Uncovering your full UK pension entitlement. Depending upon when you reach UK state pension age you could be entitled to make additional contributions to boost your UK State Pension. A great return on your investment especially if you are married and your wife has reached UK state pension age.
- Learning how to have your UK pension payment increased when holidaying in certain countries.
- Assess your UK tax liability, claim overpaid UK taxes and arrange, if required, for all your taxes to be paid in Australia, including claiming a UPP allowance against tax in Australia.
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