Full pension possible with 32 years?

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  • lemonpress
    lemonpress Posts: 17 Forumite
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    Thanks Suhusa...that's very helpful. 
  • xylophone
    xylophone Posts: 44,618 Forumite
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    (I can't check on the phone with FPC - hard of hearing. 
  • lemonpress
    lemonpress Posts: 17 Forumite
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    Xylophone, textphone requires a…textphone. Relay is another UK only service. I think there may be (British sign language). It’s difficult to overstate how appealing the just ring this number approach for those that can’t use them!
  • lemonpress
    lemonpress Posts: 17 Forumite
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    Appealing not! Appalling 
  • xylophone
    xylophone Posts: 44,618 Forumite
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    Given the wonders of technology (says one who has no smart phone :) ), have you ever investigated whether there is any device  that might ameliorate the difficulty?
  • lemonpress
    lemonpress Posts: 17 Forumite
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    Yes…if you live in the UK you can something called a ‘textphone’ - it’s a special device! Think of something that doesn’t have the design qualities of Amstrad’s early efforts and you’ll get the idea!
  • xylophone
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    You don't say where you are living now but I take it that such a device is unobtainable/doesn't function there?

    I can see it's a frustrating situation.

    Incidentally, are you in a country where the SP in payment will be uprated (indexed)?

    https://www.gov.uk/state-pension-if-you-retire-abroad/rates-of-state-pension
  • lemonpress
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    xylophone, very frustrating. And when (sometime in December?) I get a response re my CF83 application, I'll then have the how-to-pay issue. Seems phone call(s) are necessary to confirm the years being paid and/or the code to pay...Or can you correspond through your HMRC online service account to do this? I have access to that. Maybe I should order a UK cheque book, just in case...Re uprate, am living in EEA so assuming yes.
  • xylophone
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    Or can you correspond through your HMRC online service account to do this? 

    I think that if it had been that simple, the HMRC/FPC/DWP lines wouldn't have been jammed for the last several weeks......

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