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UK state pension and USA social security

Old Apr 23rd 2019, 4:53 am
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Well I checked back on the website today and nothing has been updated. 'Work not started' so I guess they didn't meet expectations!
Checked today, it now shows “We have sent you a reply”. Nothing in messages, so assume it’s snail mail. Also checked on the NI gaps record and it still shows a voluntary contribution of GBP 741-780, I seem to recall it was GBP 6xx before so it seems to have gone up, not down.
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Old May 5th 2019, 1:56 am
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Checked today, it now shows “We have sent you a reply”. Nothing in messages, so assume it’s snail mail. Also checked on the NI gaps record and it still shows a voluntary contribution of GBP 741-780, I seem to recall it was GBP 6xx before so it seems to have gone up, not down.
got 2 identical snail mail letters with a form on them dated 17 April today asking for details of all employment and self employment going back to 2006.
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Old May 14th 2019, 11:44 pm
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Finally received our response, via snail mail... Confirmed approved to pay class 2 NI contributions. Detailed costs for each year that I was eligible to contribute but failed to detail how to pay, just a link to follow 'how to pay overseas contributions'. The letter is only valid for a limited period so need to work on this now.
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Old May 15th 2019, 12:08 am
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Originally Posted by Russet View Post
Finally received our response, via snail mail... Confirmed approved to pay class 2 NI contributions. Detailed costs for each year that I was eligible to contribute but failed to detail how to pay, just a link to follow 'how to pay overseas contributions'. The letter is only valid for a limited period so need to work on this now.
Instructions are here:

I send a wire transfer from my US bank account. Much easier if you have a UK bank account.

They also publish monthly exchange rates to use when submitting your payment. Payment is sent in Dollars and the HMRC use their published rate for the conversion.

My bank charges $45 wire transfer fee. I always add about $20 on top incase of a shortfall or other unforeseen charges.
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