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Forum: USA
May 5th 2016, 3:43 am
Replies: 1,632
Views: 359,197
Posted By Lechtenberg

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Thanks for the info. I'll watch out next year. I don't trust that they know what they are doing.
Forum: USA
May 4th 2016, 10:57 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 359,197
Posted By Lechtenberg

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I'm sorry I not sure if I'm understanding you correctly. Are you saying. If my husband gets $2000 half of that would be $1000. If I got $500 and they took $200 leaving me $300, then they'd give me...
Forum: USA
May 4th 2016, 10:36 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 359,197
Posted By Lechtenberg

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Just an update to my previous posts regarding the WEP provision where the US gov. takes a chunk out of your Soc. security because you get a British pension. Next year when my husband gets his S.S....
Forum: USA
Apr 23rd 2016, 1:46 am
Replies: 1,632
Views: 359,197
Posted By Lechtenberg

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I tried to make some extra payments some years ago with the intent of qualifying for a full British pension. I couldn't get a staight answer from the pension dept. then they told me it was too late...
Forum: USA
Apr 23rd 2016, 12:54 am
Replies: 1,632
Views: 359,197
Posted By Lechtenberg

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Thanks for the info, although we had already researched this. Next year when my husband is 66 I will do this. However, your comment regarding the fact he has paid all relevant SS and taxes show the...
Forum: USA
Apr 22nd 2016, 10:42 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 359,197
Posted By Lechtenberg

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I realize you don't have to be wealthy to have great chunks of your pension taken away. I was answering a reply that seemed to imply that as my husband and I had had such good incomes it was ok for...
Forum: USA
Apr 22nd 2016, 10:35 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 359,197
Posted By Lechtenberg

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

No he won't be subject to WEP. He was born in America and has just retired. He's paid SS and all relevant taxes on all his earnings.
Forum: USA
Apr 22nd 2016, 8:49 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 359,197
Posted By Lechtenberg

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

A number of people have told me they don't report there pensions because the US gov. Takes a chunk of them away. I know it's illegal, but I can't say I blame them.
As far as my being lucky my...
Forum: USA
Apr 22nd 2016, 3:09 am
Replies: 1,632
Views: 359,197
Posted By Lechtenberg

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Because they are detailed doesn't make them fair. I feel I'm caught up in a system designed to deal with others problems. Being aware of something doesn't make it right. Having worked to earn my...
Forum: USA
Apr 22nd 2016, 3:00 am
Replies: 1,632
Views: 359,197
Posted By Lechtenberg

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Are these increased amounts added to a basic premium, or are they the actual amount you would pay if your income falls in one of these brackets.
Forum: USA
Apr 22nd 2016, 2:42 am
Replies: 1,632
Views: 359,197
Posted By Lechtenberg

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

If you are over retirement age I didn't think you could buy any more credits to enhance your UK pension.
Forum: USA
Apr 21st 2016, 6:26 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 359,197
Posted By Lechtenberg

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

If your family income is above certain levels they increase the amount you pay for Medicare. They have increased mine three times. I now pay $538. My beef is that I paid into this system and they...
Forum: USA
Apr 20th 2016, 11:58 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 359,197
Posted By Lechtenberg

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I am a British citizen and lived and worked in the UK and earned enough credits for a partial pension. I am now a US citizen and have worked for 12 years in the US and am entitled to a SS pension of...
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