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Feb 15th 2018, 3:12 pm
Replies: 8,813
Views: 693,713
Posted By Westham

Re: WTF in America

[QUOTE=Hotscot;11157972]I don't know if it's specifically a Southern California thing but I've often noticed an unusually frequent occurrence of old beat up trucks, about 30 years old, traveling up...
Forum: USA
Feb 15th 2018, 2:59 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By Westham

Re: Private pension in the UK

I believe they can send you a Cheque in GBP which you can take to your bank and deposit and have converted into US dollars.
There are Lloyd's and Barclays banks in the USA that maybe able to help...
Forum: USA
Feb 15th 2018, 2:48 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,523
Posted By Westham

Re: Lost my Dad yesterday - Tell me about bereavement flights.

I agree with the flexible dates, I had a friend pass away December 24th 2017 and the funeral was just last week February 8th as you can see winter months within holiday periods are very extended.
Jun 27th 2016, 5:24 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,056
Posted By Westham

Re: Global Entry

We can always try :p:thumbsup:
Jun 23rd 2016, 8:27 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,056
Posted By Westham

Re: Global Entry

My wife returned from London yesterday to LAX and had the same problem and was also taken to the front of the line. Teething problems with their system:ohmy: Hopefully:fingerscrossed: better lick...
Jun 21st 2016, 12:55 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,056
Posted By Westham

Re: Global Entry

My wife and I received our Global Entry ID cards in the mail on Saturday just four days after our evening interview at LAX. Really surprised how quick these arrived, had to verify receipt of cards...
Jun 15th 2016, 2:12 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,056
Posted By Westham

Smile Re: Global Entry

My wife and I both had our interviews at LAX on Monday evening, we were scheduled at 8.00 p.m. and got there at 7.00 p.m. We check in and they called us within 5 minutes, there were about 6 officers...
Jun 1st 2016, 1:21 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,056
Posted By Westham

Re: Global Entry

My wife and I applied online (we are both USC) and within 2 weeks got approval and then scheduled our appointments, first available at Long Beach CA was September (approx. 6 month wait) I then...
Forum: USA
Mar 23rd 2016, 4:19 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 17,659
Posted By Westham

Re: Renewing British Passport from the USA

Yes, I agree how would they know.
Forum: USA
Mar 23rd 2016, 4:18 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 17,659
Posted By Westham

Re: Renewing British Passport from the USA

Thanks, I will also try your route and see how it all goes.
Forum: USA
Mar 23rd 2016, 4:17 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 17,659
Posted By Westham

Re: Renewing British Passport from the USA

Thanks for the response, I don't believe I really need a UK passport anymore but I just don't want to give it up either.
Forum: USA
Mar 21st 2016, 4:30 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 17,659
Posted By Westham

Re: Renewing British Passport from the USA

I am thinking of renewing my UK Passport which recently expired, I also have a current US passport. I am unsure why the UK Government is requiring the passport issued by any other country when...
Forum: USA
Jan 16th 2016, 1:14 am
Replies: 1,661
Views: 422,504
Posted By Westham

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

My understanding is that unless you have a recorded income you paid social security taxes on for a minimum of 30 years in the U.S. a % of your social security will be subject to being wepped due to...
Forum: USA
Oct 23rd 2015, 4:10 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 422,504
Posted By Westham

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

If it is just over the weight limit and your not sure you can always add a regular USA forever stamp which is cheaper then doubling up on the forever overseas stamp.
Forum: USA
Aug 27th 2015, 5:16 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 422,504
Posted By Westham

Thumbs up Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I am trying to hang on for another year or so prior to claiming social security
but when I do I will follow your lead and apply online and then have a telephone interview, seems a good way to go...
Forum: USA
Aug 18th 2015, 1:27 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 422,504
Posted By Westham

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I have read the bereavement allowance agreement you linked for me and I agree with you that my friend does not qualify for any assistance, many thanks Lansbury for your time and help.
Forum: USA
Aug 17th 2015, 2:50 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 422,504
Posted By Westham

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Hi,
I am asking this question for a friend who's husband passed away last Friday , they both currently receive UK state pension, she intends to notify the DWP office of her husbands passing as soon...
Forum: USA
Jun 6th 2015, 9:04 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 422,504
Posted By Westham

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I also have my state UK pension (and also my wife) directly deposited into our local Bank Of America Branch account, the DWP (Department of Works & Pension)in the UK change it into USA $'s and there...
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2015, 1:37 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 422,504
Posted By Westham

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I applied for my UK pension direct to the UK Dept. of Work & Pensions via the good old mail man. It took a few months to get everything sorted but ended up ok, I did try and fax some details but...
Forum: USA
Mar 16th 2015, 1:12 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 422,504
Posted By Westham

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I'm not sure there is an improvement for many caught up with the Wep issue.
Forum: USA
Mar 14th 2015, 9:10 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By Westham

Re: curious question about FBAR

Thanks for your response Stephend. June 30th was my thinking also, I just wanted to check, yes a bummer on my funds transfer date, and yes I was trying to make life a little easier by not having to...
Forum: USA
Mar 13th 2015, 10:14 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By Westham

Re: curious question about FBAR

Hi,
I tried to move (more than $10k ) from the UK to the USA December 2013 to get out of
having to file FBAR in 2015 for 2014, the transaction got held up and it did not transfer until Jan 2nd...
Forum: USA
Feb 6th 2015, 12:54 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 422,504
Posted By Westham

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I just received my letter from SS on Monday also stating my record and informing me of my estimated monthly amount when I reach 66 in April, also requesting confirmation that I agree with the their...
Forum: USA
Jan 30th 2015, 9:36 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 422,504
Posted By Westham

Thumbs up Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Thanks for the confirmation and I have met the minimum required earnings for every year of my SS, nice to know I'm actually off the hook for this wep con. :amen:
Forum: USA
Jan 30th 2015, 5:03 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 422,504
Posted By Westham

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Hi,
Having read and re read these recent posts on this thread I am wondering at the SS interview would the question be asked about UK pensions if in fact 30 years of US social security had been...
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