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Forum: USA
May 11th 2016, 8:26 pm
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

rogerpenycate, at least there is one individual here who deferred UK pension and opted for a lump sum relating to the deferral! Sure, it is taxable as it is treated as other income for tax purposes....
Forum: USA
May 11th 2016, 8:11 pm
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Hi guys! Been away for sometime. Still debating WEP! Not surprised.
Question: I think what the agent told him, makes sense. But how about a situation where one starts drawing Pension ( after the SS...
Forum: USA
Dec 7th 2015, 6:58 pm
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Thanks for sharing the information. Obviously, you opined based on what you were told. It does not mean you yourself were wrong. Once my brothers claim has been finalized, only then we will know for...
Forum: USA
Dec 5th 2015, 9:33 pm
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

The advice BE member gave about the top up of SS pension with the use of UK credits would appear to be accurate because she was already qualified for the SS pension on her own contributions to the...
Forum: USA
Dec 5th 2015, 6:57 pm
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Lansbury, your input is always welcome and gives us a chance to explore further. Just trying to understand whether ( with 9 years) your wife was initially short of a year or two to meet the minimum...
Forum: USA
Dec 5th 2015, 3:21 am
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Here are my thoughts on this, lansbury. The situation with your wife was apparently different. She did not need any credits from either country to "qualify" for the pension in both countries. She...
Forum: USA
Dec 5th 2015, 1:48 am
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

lansbbury, do you remember where you read that?
If correct, since my brother has already been claiming the US SS, that might not help him towards UK pension, even if he could have used the credits...
Forum: USA
Dec 5th 2015, 12:33 am
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Giantaxe, this is how I read it. If correct, this would help my brother. But certainly like to know why lansbury is of a different opinion. He is well read and has a good knowledge of UK pension. So...
Forum: USA
Dec 5th 2015, 12:21 am
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Please check the following sections : "Benefits from the UK" and "How credits get counted". It ends with ...< Although each country may count your credits in the other country, your credits are not...
Forum: USA
Dec 4th 2015, 11:56 pm
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Lets try again for the third time! For some reason it is not letting me post excerpts from Totalization Agreement.

https://www.ssa.gov/international/Agreement_Pamphlets/uk.html
Forum: USA
Dec 4th 2015, 11:48 pm
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Posted By UK2US1979

Forum: USA
Dec 4th 2015, 11:46 pm
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Thanks lansbury. I probably misunderstood the use of credits in one country for purposes of qualifying in the other. Still a bit confused, though.

Here is what I found
Forum: USA
Dec 4th 2015, 9:17 pm
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I need an opinion/thoughts on claiminr UK State Pension as well as the US SS. My brother contributed fully to the US SS for 30 years and been claiming his SS for the past several years. Prior to...
Forum: USA
Oct 24th 2015, 7:05 pm
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Views: 366,548
Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

off topic: I don't understand why any new paragraph in my posts doesn't appear as such!
Forum: USA
Oct 24th 2015, 12:08 am
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

browsing the old emails from DWP, I found this: Might be of help to others in future.: <.....Sending correspondence by any courier service use the address below: Kidderminster MOUUnit 1Easter...
Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2015, 7:19 pm
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Longbenton? Is this an HMRC office? If so, what Dept and what's the tel #? I have in the past called an HMRC # to inquire about my Tax status and had no problem connecting with an agent on the other...
Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2015, 7:13 pm
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Views: 366,548
Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Where do you buy them and how much do they cost? Will they work for large envelops such as the Claim form Package? That costs over $6 regular mail.
Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2015, 6:59 pm
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Thanks every one for your valuable input. It is Woverhampton where the Claim form goes to. I sent mine regular mail , no problems. as Lansbury points out, it doesn't have a street address. Wondering...
Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2015, 3:57 am
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Thank you so much for your input. Are you sure the Pension Center in Wolverhampton accept recorded delivery? Someone there has to sign the receipt. I recall reading a post here. someone had sent the...
Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2015, 12:46 am
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I need some help. My brother cannot find his NI # and has filed Pension Claim form under his name only ( along with letters from Employers verifying his employment in the UK). The claim form does...
Forum: USA
Oct 7th 2015, 4:14 am
Replies: 1,632
Views: 366,548
Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

<<....The agent confirmed that I would not have WEP applied until I started receiving my CS pension, and/or any UK pension, this strategy will at least give me a couple of years of un-WEP'd SS...
Forum: USA
Oct 6th 2015, 7:19 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 366,548
Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Lansbury, I did not mean that you may be posting wrong information. I did not talk to the member who may have posted information on this topic as it applied to them. It would be helpful if we can...
Forum: USA
Oct 6th 2015, 5:17 am
Replies: 1,632
Views: 366,548
Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Sorry, I meant to say,..the information Disenchanted got......
Forum: USA
Oct 6th 2015, 3:02 am
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Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I think the information hutchiebug got from the SS agent is accurate. When I was doing search on WEP and the "deferred", I too came to the conclusion that WEP would be imposed going forward from the...
Forum: USA
Sep 29th 2015, 9:39 pm
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Views: 366,548
Posted By UK2US1979

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I too finally (after 3 months wait) received a letter from HMRC stating clearly that from 6 April 1975, people who are employed pay "earnings-related contributions". It goes on to say..these are...
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