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My English Friend would like to know after 20 years living here and legaly married.On his demise here what if any burial funds can she expect. Seems right Con, all his pensions void im informed by his Wife Please comment

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2 hours ago, billd766 said:

AFAIR there used to be a death benefit o something like GBP 2,000 but for Thailand the benefit was stopped a few years ago.

 

When he dies the State pension dies with him because he was living in Thailand.

 

You could be eligible if your partner either:

paid National Insurance contributions for at least 25 weeks in one tax year
died because of an accident at work or a disease caused by work
When they died you must have been:

under State Pension age
living in the UK or a country that pays bereavement benefits.

 

If he has other pensions then he will need to talk with them to find out what is happening and how much each pension will be reduced by.

 

More information here. 

 

https://www.gov.uk/bereavement-support-payment#:~:text=You must claim within 3,Payment%2C and Widowed Parent's Allowance.

 

https://www.gov.uk/claim-benefits-abroad/where-you-can-claim-benefits

 

I hope that this will help your English friend. I did a Google search to come up with those links, but for real time information he will need to the DWP.

 

 

Are the British Government,risking theft charges by directing a Mans Money to anyone with a hand out.Holland and Sweden regard this as Common Theft

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12 hours ago, pineapple01 said:

Are the British Government,risking theft charges by directing a Mans Money to anyone with a hand out.Holland and Sweden regard this as Common Theft

But this thread is specifically about the UK and not Holland or Sweden.

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Seeing as ones splitting Hairs. We did not all marry Poor or Bargirls. My Wife could leave me potless to the poverty levels of the most pleasant English one meets here everyday. So i get my reply. Young Brits steal off Old Brits,as any Nationality can now see

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8 minutes ago, pineapple01 said:

Seeing as ones splitting Hairs. We did not all marry Poor or Bargirls.

My wife is a highly educated teacher, that used her salary to pay back student loan and buy land, which is now rubber and fruit,veg, etc. She's more highly educated than me that left school at 16, she owns far more land than me - about 200 acres more I guess. But that would still not stop me provisioning for her and my family.

 

Without planning , life's a gamble, some win, some lose

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Those who can Do .Those cant Teach and splutter the Obvious to question is the Widow Robbed of treated fairly as are most widows of DEAD FERANGS here.

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Its one consolation for me ,that my wifes family are not poor ,our son runs a company ,and is highly paid  and my wife will have no real money problems when i die. she also owns land, 

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I am 73 and have a letter confirming that my wife will get £2,000 death benefit and one years worth of my pension. I think that is paid 4 weekly.

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justicegb

i would like to ask ,how did you receive such a letter,are you state pensioner,do dwp know you live in thailand,if indeed you do..?

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2 hours ago, JusticeGB said:

I am 73 and have a letter confirming that my wife will get £2,000 death benefit and one years worth of my pension. I think that is paid 4 weekly.

How did you come by that arrangement please tell, thx in advance.

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5 hours ago, JusticeGB said:

I am 73 and have a letter confirming that my wife will get £2,000 death benefit

Did you get married in U.K. and your wife was a U.K. resident ? 

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3 hours ago, Letseng said:

Things may have changed since the letter was issued.

The 2000 death benefit stopped two years ago. 

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