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1 minute ago, Pilotman said:

I don't live in Thailand, my Non O proves that fact , I'm just on holiday with my wife.   Mind you, its rather long one, but I do return every 3 or 4 months to the UK for a week or 10 days

Which means you are 'resident abroad' under the UK residency/Tax/Allowance rules and regs.

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7 hours ago, Moonlover said:

This is a very alarmist topic header which, in practice, will only affect a small proportion of the pensionable population.

 

My sympathies to those who are affected, including the O/P of course. But the basic state pension which most of draw is unaffected. Some info below.

 

https://www.which.co.uk/news/2019/02/my-state-pension-was-slashed-by-815-a-year-why-thousands-could-face-state-pension-cuts/

Thanks for the link but I dont believe its anything to do with that. The info below is I believe more relevant to the OP @Rambo

Adult Dependency Increase

Adult Dependency Increase is a payment for a partner who is financially dependent on you. You may be getting this as part of your State Pension.

Adult Dependency Increase closed to new applications in 2010.

From 6 April 2020 all payments will stop. If you get Adult Dependency Increase now, you’ll keep getting it until then, as long as you’re eligible.

When payments stop you may be eligible to apply for Pension Credit or Universal Credit.

If you get Adult Dependency Increase for a spouse or anyone else that lives with you, you’ll need to report any change in your circumstances.

 

 

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Just now, scottiejohn said:

Which means you are 'resident abroad' under the UK residency/Tax/Allowance rules and regs.

rubbish, read the rules on how many days you need to be in the UK to continue to qualify.  Alarmist statements like yours just make life difficult for others.  In any event, my status or otherwise is none of your business. 

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3 minutes ago, Jip99 said:


Quite possibly... or the late husband may have given her misleading advice.

 

A few years ago a local expat died and his widow said he had told her “when I die just go to the British embassy and they will take financial care of you....”.

 

 

 

 

I p!ssed myself laughing.
 

 

 

She did manage to get the old £2,000 bereavement benefit though.

Yes I think there is a one off payment still in place but hoping not to have to look into that for a while - and things change as we know

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5 hours ago, wgdanson said:

So why does she think she is entitled to any money from UK.

Be fair, the UK has for years been known to many as Madhouse Britain when it comes hand outs.

 

There's little or no point in ex pats or long termers in the LOS getting married now. With all the visa regulations, insurance requirements and the lousy exchange rate it must be time for many Britons to think about calling it a day and heading for home.

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3 minutes ago, 473geo said:

Yes I think there is a one off payment still in place but hoping not to have to look into that for a while - and things change as we know

that has finished

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2 minutes ago, steve187 said:

that has finished

then it has indeed changed already 😄

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9 minutes ago, 473geo said:

then it has indeed changed already 😄

Not sure it has finished..I believe a 1 off payment and possibly a few months of payments depending on dependents still applies 

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10 minutes ago, gavlar said:

Not sure it has finished..I believe a 1 off payment and possibly a few months of payments depending on dependents still applies 

You could well be correct there is bereavement support available it does appear to include a one off 2500 gbp or 3500 gbp if you have children and futher small monthly payments look like for 18 months but not sure if that applies to widows abroad

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6 hours ago, wgdanson said:

So why does she think she is entitled to any money from UK.

Is U.K. topic …,

but in my E.U. country in any case a widow not re marrying receive a widow pension at the rate as a single (as not anymore a family pension) for the rest of her life , ever bin in E.U. country or not if she older than 45 (not sure the years ..) and legally married, not working ,including entitled child support money .

Younger widows only max. pay for 2 years …. a few years ago changed as before ALL received in case a widow pension for life …..out or in the paying country 

 

But now they don't grand us a green leaf any more ….only an "oldie "...😥

 

PS: also no freezing pension when living abroad....

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4 minutes ago, david555 said:

Is U.K. topic …,

but in my E.U. country in any case a widow not re marrying receive a widow pension at the rate as a single (as not anymore a family pension) for the rest of her life , ever bin in E.U. country or not if she older than 45 (not sure the years ..) and legally married, not working ,including entitled child support money .

Younger widows only max. pay for 2 years …. a few years ago changed as before ALL received in case a widow pension for life …..out or in the paying country 

 

But now they don't grand us a green leaf any more ….only an "oldie "...😥

 

PS: also no freezing pension when living abroad....

Just checked...after April 2017 the widow needs to be living in the UK when spouse dies

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