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    Oz age care pension in oz for poms

    Thanks for the help. I found the answer by following one of the links posted above. Great.
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    Oz age care pension in oz for poms

    Thats a decent threshold for a retired person. The 10 years PR bit is what I'm keen to clarify. I think if you go to a country on the list of pension reciprocals, you can get them to top it up. If I'm right that means you can get a state pension from the UK, and aged pension from Australia (maybe topped up from your European country of retirement). Since the threshold is greater than the UK pension, you should get at least a couple of hundred pounds a week coming in at today's rates. That's enough to live on as a fallback plan.
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    Oz age care pension in oz for poms

    This is the info I'm after. So it's 10 years PR (i presume there is no distinction between PR and citizen here) as opposed to 10 years on different visas? So if you'd been here for 8 years on 457 visas and 9 years on PR, you couldn't get the pension?
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    Oz age care pension in oz for poms

    Im not planning on relying on it. I had heard a rumour that you have to have done 10 years to qualify for the max pension.
  5. Hi If you are a long term pommie migrant in oz and you go and live in Europe, I believe you can get your oz state pension paid overseas (assuming you qualify on the means assessment). How long do you have to have been an Oz PR to qualify? Does it make any difference if you are a citizen? Thanks
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    After much soulsearching I left Oz

    I ended up going back to Australia and have been back here almost a year now! Long story but didn't take to HK. Now i'm thinking of another move...but that's for another thread.
  7. I was there for best part of 10 years - been gone for 2 months, now in HK. Went to + fro in my head for years. Then finally, I just bailed because I wasn't sure I wanted to stay in Sydney. Got rid of all my stuff over a few days and just left. Good job I got my Aussie passport before I bailed - definitely going back to Sydney to settle down.
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