14/03/2017

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I know what you mean Carrie my wife's pension was frozen from the start living here. I can imagine a lot of people refer to a family or some address in UK to get their increases, providing they can live with themselves, be known as cheats and thieves I suppose it's ok, they are living in the right place. Ha Ha!



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carrie wrote:I think everyone is aware of how to claim state pension, I too have company pension which is index linked but I do claim my pension I paid for it long enough. What does sometimes annoy me is the fact that some people here don't tell the authorities that they live here and receive there increases yearly plus heating allowance and all the other freebies. Still I can sleep at night without worry.
You could always try and time a visit to the UK to claim your heating allowance :lol:

3. Eligibility
You’ll qualify for Winter Fuel Payment if:

you were born on or before 5 May 1953 (for winter 2016 to 2017 - this date changes every year)
you lived in the UK throughout the week of 19 to 25 September 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment/eligibility
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Apparently water storage tanks are dangerous as well, a family of three have just been discovered face down inside one according to the news.
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Probably trying to utilise it as a swimming pool.... 8)
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Or taking a bath

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Very poor taste, both of you, to make fun of such a tragedy.

This is a very large covered cement tank used on rural properties, with a small access for maintenance. It was not the tank that was deadly, but the pump lowered into it. One was overcome by carbon dioxide, the others also when they went to his aid. A husband and wife and his brother, all in their sixties. A close community are in shock and mourning.
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You'll be telling us next cesspits are dangerous and not funny if one drowns in one.
It's probably not funny only if you knew or were related to those that perished, if not all is lower emotional rhetoric.
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Some forty years ago I fell into an open cesspit while attempting to repair a side wall, brick built. Not funny, only to those watching from the sidelines. As the saying goes, s*** sticks. :lol:
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"The Salvation of Mankind lies in making everything the responsibility of All"
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newcastle wrote: 3. Eligibility
You’ll qualify for Winter Fuel Payment if:

you were born on or before 5 May 1953 (for winter 2016 to 2017 - this date changes every year)
you lived in the UK throughout the week of 19 to 25 September 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment/eligibility
That is a useful link. So if one happens to take a single week's holiday that coincides with the dates listed, one does not get the WFP?

Seems a rather harsh restriction, but I can plan around it. :-)

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