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20-02-2015, 05:11 PM
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Claim Your UK State Pension Early

A friend today told us that he has had his UK State Pension paid since he was 61 years of age but I cannot find any way whatsoever now that you can do this!

Does anyone know different to what the Government Sites actually tell us?

I do NOT trust any Government Sites so I am asking if anyone DOES know different. stevmk2
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20-02-2015, 05:21 PM
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No idea-my pension will start at 65?. What does piss me off though is no longer a bus pass at 60-over two years to go yet
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20-02-2015, 05:27 PM
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Have a look on the money saving website http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/sav...ion-liberation they have quite a lot of help and people who seem to be quite clued up on what is and isn't possible. They helped us with our mortgage problems and were very happy to explain it in easy terms for me !
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20-02-2015, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Older git ->
No idea-my pension will start at 65?. What does piss me off though is no longer a bus pass at 60-over two years to go yet
Thanks OG - got my Bus Pass but not happy with the prognosis - our Council may not keep this up 'cos funding comes from central government funds and - guess what - yadda-yadda-yadda - they are about to cut this too!

Dont'cha just love a Conservative-dominated Government - eh?

What d'ya say Plantman - all going to plan is it?

Don't bother to respond 'cos I've blocked you anyway 'cos there's just so much political bullshit you can take - don't you agree? stevmk2
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20-02-2015, 05:38 PM
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I never talk about politics,well Thatcher screwed the country,Scargill screwed the miners and Blair screwed everyone-I sort of lost interest after that
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20-02-2015, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by stevmk2 ->
A friend today told us that he has had his UK State Pension paid since he was 61 years of age but I cannot find any way whatsoever now that you can do this!

Does anyone know different to what the Government Sites actually tell us?

I do NOT trust any Government Sites so I am asking if anyone DOES know different. stevmk2
Steve ,the state pension is paid on what year you was born ,
I was set to get mine at 60,,,but they moved the goal post and cause i was born January 1953,ive had to wait and look set to draw state pension in November this year ,and once i get that then i can apply for a free bus pass,and at 5 return thats a hefty amount saved...
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20-02-2015, 05:49 PM
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I never talk about politics,well Thatcher screwed the country,Scargill screwed the miners and Blair screwed everyone-I sort of lost interest after that
Pithy and to the point OG
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20-02-2015, 06:02 PM
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Thanks OG - got my Bus Pass but not happy with the prognosis - our Council may not keep this up 'cos funding comes from central government funds and - guess what - yadda-yadda-yadda - they are about to cut this too!

Dont'cha just love a Conservative-dominated Government - eh?

What d'ya say Plantman - all going to plan is it?

Don't bother to respond 'cos I've blocked you anyway 'cos there's just so much political bullshit you can take - don't you agree? stevmk2
I can understand why you've blocked me Steve, as it has always been quite evident that you've only ever wanted people who agree with you to answer your posts, I think mainly because you never have a valid argument, just the same old "poor me poor me" whinging claptrap.

However, to answer your post directly there's no such thing as a free lunch, whatever you get for "free" someone else has to pay for, a fact that is anathema to the financially inept left, and why you imagine the country owes you more than anyone else I just can't imagine.

There's an old saying, that if a socialist understood economics then he wouldn't be...
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20-02-2015, 06:15 PM
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Gosh no wonder he blocked you, you do know some people have harder time in life ? that not everyone has the money or the job or housing or health they deserve ?
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20-02-2015, 06:17 PM
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Hi Steve, in answer to your question about claiming the State Pension, you will receive a letter a few months before your eligible date. I got mine a couple of months ago. You give them your bank details, return the form, then get a letter back stating the amount and first date of payment.

Mine will be very early April. I also applied for my Freedom Pass today at the Post Office, but only because the letter from London Councils went missing! That would have allowed me to claim online, for an easy transfer from my 60+ London Oyster. However, it's done now and I can track its progress online.
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