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I am 78 y.o and have lived in Thailand for 17 years. I worked for 40 years in the UK and get a fixed government pension frozen at 5423 pounds p.a. I recently married my Thai g/f of 16 years and was wondering if after my demise she will be entitled to any pension from the UK.

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State pension definately no. Private pension possibly depends on the company.

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No state pensions based on husbands NI contributions, everyone has to earn their own by paying NI, has to be a minimum of 10 years contributions.

 

Think how much would it cost if the state pension was passed onto a wife on death, what if the wife was 40 years younger. she could claim it for 50+ years

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8 minutes ago, Road Warrior said:

no-- uk was canceled some 8 yrs backs to all overseas wife/widows

not just overseas wives

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Not sure about this now, but there was a scheme where the wife could claim £2000 as a one off payment and then be paid, I think, about £50,00/month for two years. The info was available on the gov.uk web site under Bereavement Payments. This was 2015 so things may have changed now.

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1 hour ago, steve187 said:

No state pensions based on husbands NI contributions, everyone has to earn their own by paying NI, has to be a minimum of 10 years contributions.

 

Think how much would it cost if the state pension was passed onto a wife on death, what if the wife was 40 years younger. she could claim it for 50+ years

Just today I've received, after my question, an assurance from the UK Government Pensions organisation that my Thai wife of thirty four years of marriage will continue to get her pension and maybe an increase. This maybe because I received my pension and hers before the new rules came in. Time will tell.

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7 hours ago, Gandtee said:

Just today I've received, after my question, an assurance from the UK Government Pensions organisation that my Thai wife of thirty four years of marriage will continue to get her pension and maybe an increase. This maybe because I received my pension and hers before the new rules came in. Time will tell.

Good for you and her....:thumbsup:

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3 hours ago, Surasak said:

Not sure about this now, but there was a scheme where the wife could claim £2000 as a one off payment and then be paid, I think, about £50,00/month for two years. The info was available on the gov.uk web site under Bereavement Payments. This was 2015 so things may have changed now.

all stopped, have to live in UK and a few other countries for a replacement payment

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15 minutes ago, steve187 said:

all stopped, have to live in UK and a few other countries for a replacement payment

Did say I wasn't sure. Also stated the date as 2015, but thank you for your update.

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4 hours ago, Surasak said:

Not sure about this now, but there was a scheme where the wife could claim £2000 as a one off payment and then be paid, I think, about £50,00/month for two years. The info was available on the gov.uk web site under Bereavement Payments. This was 2015 so things may have changed now.

Things have changed, she gets nothing, not a penny, no one off payment or pension!! (UK that is)  Unless she lives in the UK or has her own personal rights to a UK Pension, ie NI Contributions, in her name) 

 

I think a lot of Foreign husbands may "live" to a 100 now!!

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Our marriage was registered in the UK over 12 years ago and my wife will get some State pension and 1/3 of my military pension. She also has a NI number but Pensions Office won't tell me what it is and she has to ask for it . Something to do with Private and confidential info !!

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3 minutes ago, Humpy said:

Our marriage was registered in the UK over 12 years ago and my wife will get some State pension and 1/3 of my military pension. She also has a NI number but Pensions Office won't tell me what it is and she has to ask for it . Something to do with Private and confidential info !!

Is your Thai wife a British citizen?  Also registration of foreign marriage has also been canned in recent years.  Didn't really achieve anything, anyway.  

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