I realise this doesn't have much to do with Thailand but I'm getting the run around and wondered if anyone who has recently left the forces may be more up to date or anyone who works for the UK pensions.
I left the RAF in 1996 and get a pension as I served almost 18 years (left early as I took redundancy). This is the money we live on in Thailand and we just about get by. What I am trying to find out is am I allowed to claim a UK standard pension too when I reach retirement age? I realise it would be frozen as I live in Thailand and I will not be able to claim until I am aged 66. When I was leaving the RAF I'm sure I was told I would but the gossip here is I may not, so I am a little worried about this.
I have tried my forces pension people and was referred to HMRC who would not answer the question unless I downloaded and mailed a completed general forecast form which I could not complete as I do not have all the info required here. They have the info from my records but don't want to help.