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Uk State Pension       started by Mindblower on 30 Mar 2011   (23483)
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From Mindblower

30 Mar 2011 12:55 AM
Hi All Transferred Civil Service pension to OZ, but I hear you still qualify fo rold age pension too ? I paid in 27 yrs..if you are eligible to receive it in OZ can you voluntarily top it up to get the full 30 yrs ? Making enquiries, just wondered. Ta Dave
From janeandian

To Mindblower

30 Mar 2011 10:20 AM
Hi Dave Yes you can top up and draw full pension here. If you ask the NI people for a statement of contributions it will give details on there of what you have to do but I seem to remember that if the retirement pension increases in the UK we do not receive the increase here. I bought my NHS pension over and used an agent, she sorted the NI for me. Hope that helps Jane