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    Hi all. No new news, but a very good well laid-out site explaining the state of affairs regarding where UK state pensions get 'frozen' and where they don't -
    http://www.britishpensions.org.au/frozenindexed.htm

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    The Philippines seems unusual. A subject discussed before is where are you living as far as HM government is concerned.

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    Precisely - those who can retain a uk address in some shape or form...etc. I imagine a crunch comes with anyone who simply asks the pensions people to start paying the state pension straight into a foreign bank account - bit of a gift to HMGvt that!

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    It would be interesting to know how many live overseas and use a UK address for pension purposes i.e. a relations home (illegal no doubt but I bet some do)

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin244 View Post
    It would be interesting to know how many live overseas and use a UK address for pension purposes i.e. a relations home (illegal no doubt but I bet some do)

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    There won't be any figures as to the true number, because no-one knows. Suffice to say, there will be records of those that are caught and find their pensions reduced to recover the overpayment, as well as those actually caught upon return to the UK - and pensioners have been imprisoned for this fraud.

    I've said this before on here, but with the regular data matching that takes place, it's not that hard to weed out those committing fraud. The issue is human fallibility. The computer will provide the clues, but will they be followed up?
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    Caller, as you seem to have knowledge on these matters how long would someone have to be out of the uk to be considered resident elsewhere.
    I am looking at some sort of retirement but considering 6/6 Thailand/uk.

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    Sorry Linne, I had knowledge of how fraud was investigated and where I worked, overall responsibility for ensuring the output from data matching was actioned appropriately. Thankfully, I never needed to be over familiar with the specifics of all the various rules governing entitlement to a myriad of different welfare schemes and I never worked for the pension service. Best advice I can give is to liaise with the pension service directly.
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