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Forum: Australia
Apr 25th 2010, 3:38 am
Replies: 81
Views: 8,960
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: My visit to the UK (got back today)

Hiya Jo

Glad to see the 3 of you are back - and in good form :)

Jim and the boss

ps........... and here comes the sun if I'm not mistaken
Apr 14th 2010, 11:55 pm
Replies: 1,986
Views: 183,224
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: STILL VERY SPARKLY contributory parent visa thread part 3.

Hi

Glad you found the link. If you consider that you are ineligible to sign the petition because you do not yet receive any UK state pension - thats no problem - being a "pensioner" is not a...
Apr 14th 2010, 9:55 am
Replies: 1,986
Views: 183,224
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: STILL VERY SPARKLY contributory parent visa thread part 3.

Hi

STOP PRESS

Now I have your attention (!!) - I realise this is not the right thread BUT it is one that a lot of us of a "certain age" check into.

You may wish to know that there is an E...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 13th 2010, 11:58 pm
Replies: 147
Views: 10,097
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: UK expats lose pension freeze appeal

Hi

For those of us with an interest, personal or otherwise, in this particular issue, can I direct you to the E-petition currently on the BPiA website, which will be forwarded to all candidates,...
Forum: Australia
Mar 31st 2010, 6:21 am
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: UK Pension does it rise with inflation when retired in Oz?

Hi

You have dangled the bait and I'll be brave enough to bite :unsure:

What does the fact that the Australian Age Pension being means-tested have to do with those of us who "rant" over the...
Forum: Australia
Mar 25th 2010, 2:08 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: Health care age loading?

Yes - makes total sense if you are in full employment on a good salary and subject to the MLS. I just knew "taxation" would rear its ugly head somewhere ! ;)

Jim
Forum: Australia
Mar 24th 2010, 10:38 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: Health care age loading?

Hi

We don't have it either - especially as we missed the 12 month point (never informed - but that's another story!) and were invited to take up (at that time) a 64% loading :eek:

We've been...
Forum: Australia
Mar 24th 2010, 7:04 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: Health care age loading?

Yes :)

........... but it won't protect you from any annual increase from the insurer!!

Jim
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 20th 2010, 6:33 am
Replies: 147
Views: 10,097
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: UK expats lose pension freeze appeal

Hi............. and welcome to BE.

This is a very interesting take on the issue, some of which I am not qualified to comment on.

The Court focused on the tax issue, which was the wrong issue -...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 18th 2010, 10:10 pm
Replies: 147
Views: 10,097
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: UK expats lose pension freeze appeal

Hi

Have you missed a figure from your last sentence ! :confused:
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 18th 2010, 9:57 pm
Replies: 147
Views: 10,097
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: UK expats lose pension freeze appeal

Hi

You learn something every day! I wasn't aware of this particular ruling - not that it affects me!

Digressing - we drove the road over the hill from Berry to Kangaroo Valley a few weeks ago....
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 18th 2010, 9:52 pm
Replies: 147
Views: 10,097
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: UK expats lose pension freeze appeal

Hi

Whilst not wanting to comment on your first remark, your last para is interesting.

I seriously considered deferring my claim for the state pension when I reached 65 (last month!) in order to...
Mar 18th 2010, 2:00 am
Replies: 1,986
Views: 183,224
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: STILL VERY SPARKLY contributory parent visa thread part 3.

Hi

Feel free to join the cause at www.bpia.org.au

There is also an ongoing current thread on here under "UK state pension" which you may find of interest.

Regards

Jim
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 18th 2010, 1:49 am
Replies: 147
Views: 10,097
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: UK expats lose pension freeze appeal

OK - thanks - its sunk in now!

Jim
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 18th 2010, 1:28 am
Replies: 147
Views: 10,097
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: UK expats lose pension freeze appeal

Hi - yes, we are able to claim the 8% offset for the UPP which is a bonus, however small.

I am trying to get my (old!) head round your first sentence. Are you saying that the 9% Aus Super...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 18th 2010, 1:17 am
Replies: 147
Views: 10,097
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: UK expats lose pension freeze appeal

Hi

The decision, surely, is only sensible if it is applied equally across all expat pensioners?

I do agree with you, however, that with a rapidly ageing population (in all western countries),...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 17th 2010, 11:12 pm
Replies: 147
Views: 10,097
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: UK expats lose pension freeze appeal

Hi

Correct - and while we are on tax matters and to add salt to the wound, as ex-UK pensioners now citizens of Australia, we are obliged to pay tax in Australia on our UK pension income with a...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 17th 2010, 10:40 pm
Replies: 147
Views: 10,097
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: UK expats lose pension freeze appeal

Hi

Hope you're well?

I did not mention SERPS specifically because its linked to the state pension administered from DWP. My reference to other pensions was in regard of private, public...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 17th 2010, 5:56 am
Replies: 147
Views: 10,097
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: UK expats lose pension freeze appeal

Hi

This all refers to the long running saga of the UK state pension being "frozen" in various countries that do not have a reciprocal agreement with UK - eg Australia, NZ, SA, Canada to name the 4...
Forum: Australia
Jan 8th 2010, 12:14 am
Replies: 13
Views: 4,259
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: Police Pension - leaving in UK

Hi Alan

Hope you are well?

Quick question - and slightly off topic - have you heard anything on the grapevine when the 5 yearly review of the Double Taxation Agreement between Australia and the...
Forum: Australia
Mar 6th 2009, 1:58 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: Freeview TV in aus explained in a video

Oh yes..... one of me did..... and about right it was too if the old UK model was anything to judge it by.

Doesn't alter my opinion of the brain-dead Australian "commercial" channels though ......
Forum: Australia
Mar 5th 2009, 11:29 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: Freeview TV in aus explained in a video

Hi ABCD

Those figures do not surprise me and I would not dispute them.

They do not, course, reflect anything that makes up the quality of the production and nor do they reflect that 5 minutes...
Forum: Australia
Mar 5th 2009, 7:22 am
Replies: 53
Views: 2,218
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: Can anyone recommend a dishwasher?

We have a F and P too - but not the swish (and pricey) two drawer job :ohmy:

Ours has run well enough since we've been here - 3.5 years - and I hope I haven't put the curse on it now !

Jim
Forum: Australia
Mar 5th 2009, 7:13 am
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: Eligibilty for Child Tax Benefit and Stimulus Payments

Hi

Looking again at your original post - it would appear you didn't arrive in Australia un til 3 days before the end of the 2007/8 Aus tax year and would, presumably, have paid no tax for that...
Forum: Australia
Mar 5th 2009, 7:07 am
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Jimclevs

Re: Eligibilty for Child Tax Benefit and Stimulus Payments

Hi

Good luck with responses to this one :)

I think you really do need to check out the relevant releases from the Treasury and ATO departments - I do not have their website links to hand.
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