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Forum: Canada
Mar 10th 2022, 6:13 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By adele

Re: National Insurance Top Up Contributions

As mentioned earlier in this thread, in some circumstances you can go back further than six years:
Source: https://www.gov.uk/voluntary-national-insurance-contributions/deadlines...
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 21st 2022, 2:24 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,125
Posted By adele

13 years today

13 years today since I landed in Vancouver as a permanent resident! Been a citizen since 2014 and still with the same employer since 2009, although moved roles a few times over the years. Still...
Sep 14th 2021, 5:48 am
Replies: 307
Views: 9,685
Posted By adele

Re: Election 2021

I went yesterday - zero wait, in and out in a matter of minutes. I took my four year old daughter with me and explained the process to her and showed her marking the X in a circle etc. Back at home...
Forum: USA
Sep 11th 2021, 7:12 am
Replies: 477
Views: 157,025
Posted By adele

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

I do seriously think that the phone call speeds things up - I asked the person on the phone and they said if you don't phone it would get updated 'eventually', but doing so prompts them to transfer...
Sep 11th 2021, 1:06 am
Replies: 307
Views: 9,685
Posted By adele

Re: Election 2021

Same, I'm in the Vancouver Granville riding (we own a small 23 year old condo in the Cambie Village/VGH area). I will vote too.
Forum: USA
Aug 6th 2021, 8:56 pm
Replies: 477
Views: 157,025
Posted By adele

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

Update: A week later and I just checked my account again - 2020-2021 is now showing as a full year.

Phoning definitely speeds things up!
Forum: USA
Aug 4th 2021, 10:36 pm
Replies: 477
Views: 157,025
Posted By adele

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

I sent payment April 23rd and mine doesn't show up yet. I phoned them last Friday to check and they said it just takes time - the international caseworkers are backlogged right now and they have to...
Forum: USA
Mar 19th 2021, 2:59 am
Replies: 477
Views: 157,025
Posted By adele

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

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Yeah I would phone them. I paid by TransferWise and then phoned them two months after sending payment to check they received it and told them which years to allocate the payments to. She...
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2021, 9:24 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,385
Posted By adele

Re: State Pension Forecast accurate if previously contracted out?

I recently backfilled 11 years by making class 2 voluntary NICs to cover 2009-10 up to present, so your husband should be able to do the 12 years. They have extended the window due to the change to...
Forum: Canada
Feb 26th 2021, 7:14 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,713
Posted By adele

Re: Intro - Moving my family this Summer

Just saying hi and wishing you all the best for the move! I'm from Salendine Nook, Huddersfield and am the same age as you. Did you go to school in Huddersfield? I moved to Vancouver 12 years ago,...
Jan 3rd 2021, 7:09 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By adele

Re: Gift for someone in the UK

I sent my family in the UK some baked goods over the holidays, ordered from: https://www.lottieshaws.co.uk/ Went down really well! Hope you're feeling better :-)
Forum: Canada
Dec 30th 2020, 4:43 am
Replies: 60
Views: 11,558
Posted By adele

Re: Pension Options

My online account has now been updated too :-)

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/400x177/ni_account_updated_0181ae8bc3fc8acf18d163aff601aa7129fe1dbf.jpg
Forum: Canada
Dec 9th 2020, 5:42 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 11,558
Posted By adele

Re: Pension Options

I mailed my CF83 in late June which they received in early August according to the online progress tracker. I received a letter back in September confirming that I was eligible for class 2. I...
Forum: Canada
Oct 18th 2020, 10:51 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 11,558
Posted By adele

Re: Pension Options

Here are the details re: eligibility: https://www.gov.uk/voluntary-national-insurance-contributions/who-can-pay-voluntary-contributions
Here's the info for applying for class 2 voluntary NICs:...
Forum: USA
Oct 17th 2020, 5:27 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,115
Posted By adele

Re: Cashing in UK pension and moving money to USA

Here's the info for applying for class 2 voluntary NICs: https://www.gov.uk/voluntary-national-insurance-contributions
Fill out form CF83 and send it (I enclosed supporting documentation) to the...
Forum: USA
Oct 12th 2020, 8:20 pm
Replies: 477
Views: 157,025
Posted By adele

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

When sending the CF83 form I would encourage you to send a cover letter setting out your employment history and explaining any information you do not have. I included a cover letter with a table to...
Forum: USA
Oct 12th 2020, 6:29 pm
Replies: 477
Views: 157,025
Posted By adele

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

I just phoned the NIC enquiry line (they are open Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) to ask about the allocation of payments across the 11 years I've sent the contributions for. I was advised that I should...
Forum: USA
Oct 9th 2020, 1:44 am
Replies: 477
Views: 157,025
Posted By adele

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

The wording I quoted is from the website. My letter was worded the same as ivanidea's :-)
Forum: USA
Oct 8th 2020, 7:13 am
Replies: 477
Views: 157,025
Posted By adele

Thumbs up Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

I just got my letter too, which states the same as yours. The website says this:...
Forum: Canada
Jul 27th 2019, 7:05 am
Replies: 38
Views: 40,986
Posted By adele

Re: Primark equivalent in Canada

Old Navy or Joe Fresh
Forum: Canniversary
Feb 11th 2019, 7:09 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,811
Posted By adele

Re: 10 years today!

Haha, no, years! :p
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 21st 2019, 7:12 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,811
Posted By adele

Thumbs up 10 years today!

Not sure where the time has gone but 10 years ago today I arrived in Vancouver, became a permanent resident and made it my home.

I got and started a job two weeks after arriving and still work...
Forum: Canada
Jun 30th 2018, 2:43 am
Replies: 65
Views: 7,554
Posted By adele

Re: Experience of moving to Vancouver

In the Cambie Village area (Broadway to Kind Edward)? I live in the area - if you need any info just give me a shout :-)
Forum: Canada
May 20th 2018, 9:03 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,677
Posted By adele

Re: Child Benefit allowance

Interesting...we live in BC and it only asks for net income, not working income. When I change it to Alberta I see the working income and the ? beside it gives a list of what is included as working...
Forum: Canada
May 20th 2018, 5:52 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,677
Posted By adele

Re: Child Benefit allowance

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/canada-child-benefit-overview/canada-child-benefit-we-calculate-your-ccb.htmlBasic benefit for July 2016 to June 2018

We...
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