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Anybody in Oz claimed their UK State Pension recently?

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How long did it take from date of claim to getting your first payment?

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You don't "claim" your UK state pension.  Just make sure they have your current address.  They contact you when you reach the appropriate age. 

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband granted UK spouse visa, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

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Incorrect.

SP age in my case was three months ago. They haven't sent anything as yet.

From the gov.uk New State Pension page: "You will not get your new State Pension automatically - you have to claim it."

So, you have to claim it.

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1 hour ago, Sloth said:

Incorrect.

SP age in my case was three months ago. They haven't sent anything as yet.

From the gov.uk New State Pension page: "You will not get your new State Pension automatically - you have to claim it."

So, you have to claim it.

There was an article recently about the delays in processing the first payment. 6-8 weeks I think it said. I’ll try and find it. Hang on!

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I’ve only found things from Oct/Nov last year and then DWP saying they have caught up. There was a statement saying overseas claims take a bit longer but if you were SP age 3 months ago that still sounds too long. Did you apply before your birthday? 
There have been incidents of DWP closing/suspending claims saying they haven’t heard from claimants. I think you probably need to chase them. Good luck! 

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2 hours ago, Sloth said:

Incorrect.

SP age in my case was three months ago. They haven't sent anything as yet.

From the gov.uk New State Pension page: "You will not get your new State Pension automatically - you have to claim it."

So, you have to claim it.

Interesting. That wasn’t the case when I got mine


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband granted UK spouse visa, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

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