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Jan 18th 2021, 10:36 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By BennyBall

Re: Covid-19 Vaccination -- Have You Gotten It?

Over in the U.K. I have parents both in their eighties, my Mother has received both Pfizer shots, one a week before Christmas and again last week. My Father was initially told that due to a...
Forum: USA
Jan 17th 2021, 10:50 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,053
Posted By BennyBall

Re: WEP question for Social Security

Glasgow Girl, so very glad that I found your old post. It will be a game changer as far as when to claim my U.K. pension.
Great information to have in the hip pocket. I learn something new each and...
Forum: USA
Jan 17th 2021, 8:45 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,053
Posted By BennyBall

Re: WEP question for Social Security

We seem to have a break on WEP for social security so here we go ! I recently read an old post from GlasgowGirl who wrote that WEP does not apply to spousal benefits ?
My spouse and I married late...
Forum: USA
Dec 17th 2020, 4:04 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,966
Posted By BennyBall

Re: Transferwise, XE or other?

Yet another vote for TransferWise. I finally signed up for an account having previously been a WorldsFirst user. The whole setup process was ridiculously easy and straightforward. The conversion rate...
Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2020, 1:46 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,979
Posted By BennyBall

Re: Pickfords Seafreight & Food

I really love your enthusiasm for British foods and goods and I can appreciate that you have a budget and feel bound to stick to it.
My take ..... bring Tea Bags, Tea bags and more Tea bags, PG...
Oct 17th 2020, 1:37 am
Replies: 208
Views: 23,853
Posted By BennyBall

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?j

Completely agree with previous posts about expecting a no fuss Tesco / Sainsbury delivery upon arrival back in the U.K.... my elderly parents live in the county of Kent and experience an average of 5...
Oct 16th 2020, 4:19 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,181
Posted By BennyBall

Re: Like Is Full of Disappointments

Cell phone gripe alert ...
JSMTH mentions text verification....
A small example of those who now continually want text verification ....
Apple
USAA
Virgin Money
Social Security
google voice...
Oct 12th 2020, 6:52 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,573
Posted By BennyBall

Re: Transferwise

I plan to use TW for the first time and In the process of setting up all the required information.
All of my transfers will be from my HSBC U.K. account into my hometown bank here in Virginia.
The...
Oct 4th 2020, 12:58 pm
Replies: 5,840
Views: 300,730
Posted By BennyBall

Re: 2020 Election

Agree with JerseyGirl. At first sign of a cold we’ve always taken zinc and vitamin C capsules. You have to take it early. That was a recommendation by a nurse some twenty years ago. It seemed to work...
Sep 29th 2020, 6:27 pm
Replies: 5,840
Views: 300,730
Posted By BennyBall

Re: 2020 Election

I voted yesterday .... Early voting in Virginia.
There were lots and lots of folks with the Easy Rider 1970s style dark sunglasses .... and mask.
I wonder how they voted !!
Sep 21st 2020, 11:15 pm
Replies: 208
Views: 23,853
Posted By BennyBall

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?

Your last line on the post was .... I don’t know what to do ...
Well, I missed my Dad’s 90th Birthday family celebration in the U.K. recently due to my decision not to travel.
my decisions were...
Forum: USA
Sep 21st 2020, 3:52 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,958
Posted By BennyBall

Re: Travel during COVID times while waiting for US passport

That’s a good detailed reply, thanks Newacct. I’ve reread my state DMV website, that has been updated since I was last on there, they now confirm exactly what you have wrote on Real ID which is from...
Forum: USA
Sep 20th 2020, 3:44 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,958
Posted By BennyBall

Re: Travel during COVID times while waiting for US passport

Is a passport card considered as an official Real ID ? I have just received my brand new passport card along with my naturalization certificate back after successfully going through application for a...
Forum: USA
Sep 17th 2020, 3:48 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,958
Posted By BennyBall

Re: Travel during COVID times while waiting for US passport

I also recently applied for my first US passport after naturalization and received it in the mail this week.
Total time from appointment at my local post office was 12 weeks.
My application...
Forum: USA
Sep 11th 2020, 11:18 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,569
Posted By BennyBall

Re: yet another pension question! - unusual UK pension situation

I find myself in somewhat of a similar situation to you Angelman in that my parents, both in their mid eighties, enjoying retired life in the U.K., have a commercial property with two self contained...
Sep 2nd 2020, 10:39 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 8,333
Posted By BennyBall

Re: Medicare time!

I appreciate that you recently posted a reply to me on the military and WEP and I’m still investing that, I also found this old post on Medicare so thought I’d seek your advice again.
I am just...
Aug 28th 2020, 8:23 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,107
Posted By BennyBall

Re: retirement and planning for it

Thanks to everyone who offers an excellent point of view on this post. I’m a new recruit and finding my way around quite merrily.
WEP was an unknown to me before finding BE and I’m so grateful for...
Aug 23rd 2020, 7:09 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,018
Posted By BennyBall

Re: N400 Interviews - What are they like?

HI, just a few lines to pass on as my interview experience was quite recent (10th February 2020). It was professional and lasted around twenty minutes. After the interviewer asked me to take a seat...
Aug 22nd 2020, 2:01 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By BennyBall

Re: Finally A Citizen!

Congratulations, I had my oath ceremony 17th June, therefore our timelines were similar. Your description of how the ceremony was planned with all the social distances enforced sounded exactly the...
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