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Forum: The Barbie
Apr 30th 2020, 9:09 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,281
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Topping up your National Insurance Contributions

Just heard back from HMRC and I found that I am eligible for class two payments which is very exciting. The upshot of this is instead of paying 780GBP for each of the seven years unpaid NI...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 28th 2020, 10:54 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: State pension exchange rates

I've been in receipt of a private pension from the UK for over 20 years and up until last year, I always had it dropped into my foreign bank account directly. They would just use the exchange rate of...
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2020, 11:10 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Check different comapnies' forex rates before transferring

I had to buy some large items from China and had to pay in USD. I used SendFX and was very pleased with the transactions.

I always imagined that transfers of less than $10k would alert the ATO too...
Mar 17th 2020, 4:36 am
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: 801 stat dec Question

Yes. They’ll need to take identification along with them too.
Mar 16th 2020, 10:43 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: 801 stat dec Question

I just found my Form 888's and they have to be signed by your neighbour/friend and witnessed by a JP.
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 4th 2020, 8:50 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,281
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Topping up your National Insurance Contributions

Just logged in the my NI account and I am allowed to pay for years 2006/07 onwards. It says if I pay before 5/4/2023 it will cost me 780 GBP. It says elsewhere that usually you can only make up the...
Mar 2nd 2020, 8:59 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Citizenship application query

I found my citizenship application to be a piece of cake. They're not going to ask for anything that you haven't already provided during your 820/801 application. The only issue I had was that they...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 27th 2020, 9:49 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,281
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Topping up your National Insurance Contributions

I actually have the letter here from 2015

"So far you have 4 qualifying years, worth $15.46 a week"

I can't get an online account to check her records because it's impossible to identify her...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 27th 2020, 9:31 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,281
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Topping up your National Insurance Contributions

Bizarrely, although Sal only worked for six months, when we checked her contributions it shows four qualifying years therefore she would 'only' have to make up 26 years if she is allowed to. She's...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 24th 2020, 9:48 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,281
Posted By SoCalDon

Topping up your National Insurance Contributions

I've been away from England for yonks now and I realised that I have to make up 7 years of National Insurance contributions to qualify for a full pension. If you're in the same boat, google and...
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2020, 9:48 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: No sympathy required

Can't comment on the disqual but I do know that neither my HGV1 from England or my bus driving licence from America were transferable to my QLD driving license. All I could transfer automatically was...
Feb 20th 2020, 9:39 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Granted an 820 visa, now what?

Having gone through the 820, 801 and citizenship process over the last seven years, my best advice is not to worry about it. Just get on with your lives and, as long as you're in a committed...
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2020, 12:56 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,181
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: I have almost 4 thousand pound to transfer

I used SendFX to buy a couple of items in China and I was very pleased with the transactions Dave Caldaralo on 0756195709 was my rep and he was awesome. I need to move some money from my bank in...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 9th 2019, 9:30 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By SoCalDon

Smile Marriage Allowance

This is not going to help everybody on here but it might come in handy for some of you. It certainly helped me!

I had a friend come over from England last week and we were talking about taxes and...
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2019, 10:38 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,104
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: The Annoying Chest-Puffer Thread

I lived in Brissy for four years and, to be honest, apart from the weather it wasn't that much different to any city I've ever lived in. Love being in Australia but it was just a city and was too...
Forum: The Barbie
May 19th 2019, 6:00 am
Replies: 47
Views: 7,435
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Advice/sympathy/slap in the head - all welcome (long/heavy post)

Recovering from your situation is not going to be easy but you need to be strong enough to overcome preconceived ideas. I guarantee that AA groups are NOT full of god botherers and, the best way is...
Forum: The Barbie
May 19th 2019, 4:28 am
Replies: 47
Views: 7,435
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Advice/sympathy/slap in the head - all welcome (long/heavy post)

Posting on here is a very good start on your road to recovery. You have to talk to someone and ask for help.

Go to centrelink, tell them exactly what you told us and ask what support might be...
Forum: Australia
Mar 21st 2019, 9:15 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 8,095
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: UK police officer wanting to move to Australia

Jumping ahead, I know, but when you're looking at places in Australia to move to, please don't ignore small town Australia. My wife and I left the hustle and bustle and expense of Brisbane and bought...
Forum: Australia
Mar 20th 2019, 11:15 am
Replies: 24
Views: 8,095
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: UK police officer wanting to move to Australia

It was irrelevant in my case because I moved from the UK to the US where I couldn't join the police farce anyway as I wasn't a citizen. I moved to Australia six years ago and I was too old and,...
Forum: Australia
Mar 17th 2019, 12:08 am
Replies: 24
Views: 8,095
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: UK police officer wanting to move to Australia

Hi Jessica, looking at the requirements for the QPS, you're going to have to be a Permanent Resident before applying so a career in the police would be a good four or five years away. I'm an ex...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 15th 2019, 1:33 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Any Hammers' in the house?

I would have had reason to take the piss shortly after the 14th of May 1988 but far too much time has passed. You're quite safe :)
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 15th 2019, 1:30 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Any Hammers' in the house?

Well, as someone who left school at 15 with piss poor qualifications, every so often I throw in an apostrophe in the hope that it makes me seem intelligent. More often than not it gives the opposite...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 9th 2019, 9:34 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 6,107
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Long Service Leave.

That Grey Nomad site is awesome, thank you. I'm loving the idea of bartering goods for services and I already do that in our little country town. My wife teaches the Mental Health First Aid course...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 9th 2019, 2:56 am
Replies: 39
Views: 6,107
Posted By SoCalDon

Re: Long Service Leave.

Congratulations! I've retired several times in my life so far and it's the best feeling. My wife and I intend to travel around in a year or two as well and, to that end, I have just qualified as a...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 30th 2019, 5:54 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By SoCalDon

Any Hammers' in the house?

Speaking as a lifelong Womble and not having had much to smile about this season I'm looking for a West Ham fan to take the piss out of. All my friends in England have loads of victims to choose from...
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