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Forum: USA
Feb 22nd 2019, 4:57 pm
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Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Interesting to see that you claimed by phone. I did the same but, in another thread, some expressed surprise that this was even possible and complained about the lengthy forms they had to complete.
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Forum: USA
Feb 7th 2019, 1:34 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 357,793
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

The 35 years over which you earned the most, not necessarily the last 35 years. https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10070.pdf

We base Social Security benefits on your lifetime earnings. We adjust or...
Forum: USA
Apr 17th 2018, 11:20 am
Replies: 1,632
Views: 357,793
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I have no direct experience but I have heard others say that the direct payment (which is managed by Citibank) gives better rates, because they are dealing in large bulk sums, and no fees.

The...
Forum: USA
Apr 16th 2018, 8:25 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 357,793
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Out of interest why did you choose to have it paid to Transferwise (presumably a "Borderless Account") rather than direct to your US bank?

Your UK pension will not be subject to WEP, it will be...
Forum: USA
Jan 8th 2018, 4:35 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 357,793
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Part B covers doctor services and the basic cost is $134 per month (higher for higher incomes).

https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/part-b-costs/part-b-costs.html
Forum: USA
Sep 25th 2017, 4:27 pm
Forum: USA
Mar 30th 2017, 7:38 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 357,793
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

There was a thread here quite recently which included a reply from the SSA, via a congressman, confirming that WEP is not re-calculated when overseas pensions increase. I haven't got time right now...
Forum: USA
Feb 23rd 2017, 5:53 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 357,793
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Why not contact the Embassy, then you will have definitive answers rather than wondering if you have got it right? You can even make an appointment to visit them and have a face to face discussion.
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Forum: USA
Feb 21st 2017, 5:27 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 357,793
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

The OP has not worked here since 1991 so he is not going to have a US credit report is he?
Forum: USA
Feb 25th 2016, 6:27 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 357,793
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

WEP only potentially affects US Social Security payments, not UK pensions
Forum: USA
Jun 11th 2014, 6:32 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 357,793
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I sent mine to the IRS just before my pension started payment and it reached the UK in less than two weeks.
Forum: USA
May 8th 2014, 7:26 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 357,793
Posted By MidAtlantic

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

UK State Pension has inflation increases and increases if deferred beyond retirement age.
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