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Old Jan 19th 2016, 9:55 pm
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I was 65 last july . I receive a uk pension based on 30 yrs . I have 28 credits for social security.I understand I am entitled to some social security under totalisation.
I applied last may. I was told they
were checking with uk but have heard nothing since.It is impossible to get any info from my local office or the listed number for SS.Can anybody comment on how to proceed?
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Old Jan 19th 2016, 10:15 pm
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By "UK pension" do you mean state pension?

Looks to me like you have enough credits to get paid out of both schemes independently. Be wary about only claiming from one scheme and getting short-changed.
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Old Jan 20th 2016, 5:02 am
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Are you talking about the UK state pension please? They can be very slow but not that slow.
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Old Jan 20th 2016, 7:09 am
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By "UK pension" do you mean state pension?

Looks to me like you have enough credits to get paid out of both schemes independently. Be wary about only claiming from one scheme and getting short-changed.
No, 28 credits is only seven years, I believe. A credit is a quarter. I think the terminology has changed over time...
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No, 28 credits is only seven years, I believe. A credit is a quarter. I think the terminology has changed over time...
Oh yes, you're right, I read 28 credits as 28 years.

Yes SS credits are quarters, although accrued annually, depending on pay level - I accrued eight quarters of credits for eight months work in 2001-2002.
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Oh yes, you're right, I read 28 credits as 28 years.

Yes SS credits are quarters, although accrued annually, depending on pay level - I accrued eight quarters of credits for eight months work in 2001-2002.
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No, 28 credits is only seven years, I believe. A credit is a quarter. I think the terminology has changed over time...
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