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Online Taman Tun

Are you still alive?
« on: June 28, 2018, 04:57:36 PM »
Are you still alive? I am, but slightly more curmudgeonly than I used to be. I noticed in the past couple of months that I have not received my UK pension.  Easily overlooked given the miserly amount each month.  Anyway, it seems that they need to know if I am still alive and they sent me the two attached docs.  Might be useful if your pension suddenly stops arriving.
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Offline thaiga

Re: Are you still alive?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 05:48:42 PM »
Are you still alive? I am, but slightly more curmudgeonly than I used to be. I noticed in the past couple of months that I have not received my UK pension.  Easily overlooked given the miserly amount each month.  Anyway, it seems that they need to know if I am still alive and they sent me the two attached docs.  Might be useful if your pension suddenly stops arriving.
you have to fill out a life certificate form, i think every two years, if you are still alive that is, suppose to prevent fraud ::)
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Offline thaiga

Re: Are you still alive?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2018, 05:51:48 PM »
Expats have nine months to 'clock in' or lose their state pension

 When David Lloyd George oversaw the introduction of state pensions more than 100 years ago, he probably did not envisage a future where a great many recipients would be living overseas.

Today hundreds of thousands of pensioners do live overseas – and, thanks to a government anti-fraud measure, they are discovering that their state pension is at risk of being cut off if they “fail to prove they are alive”.

Since 2013 the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has been making expat pensioners fill in official forms to stop their friends and relatives fraudulently claiming their state pensions after they have died.

If forms are not correctly filled out and returned within nine months, the DWP will assume pensioners are dead – and will stop their pension payments.

telegraph.co.uk
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Online Taman Tun

Re: Are you still alive?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2018, 06:20:26 PM »
The problem is that they only communicate by post so the renewal notice can easily get lost.
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Are you still alive?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2018, 06:40:39 PM »
The problem is that they only communicate by post so the renewal notice can easily get lost.

I gotta send one to the government insurance in Germany every year. I do by registered mail with receipt. But even the receipt in my hand didn't stop them once to claim I had not send it. It took four months to get them to continue paying and also pay what they had kept for the meantime. Since I did take them to court very fast then, now I'm known to them as a man with little patience. They even accept a stamp by the local wat now as certification of being still alive. And I don't even have to go there; the monks believe my wife. She gives good and tasty food to them, when they come by in the morning...
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Offline thaiga

Re: Are you still alive?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2018, 06:52:30 PM »
photostat the form when completed and send one copy by Thailand EMS. you get a tracking no. which you can follow it's progress, about 1,000 bht to uk.

http://track.thailandpost.co.th/tracking/default.aspx?lang=en

the man with little patience has more patience than most ;)

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Online nan

Re: Are you still alive?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2018, 11:42:26 AM »
EMS great you can follow the tracking progress,lets you know where it gets lost :-[

it is good to make merit,you will gain in time,if not in this life,in the next
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Are you still alive?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2018, 01:07:05 PM »
EMS great you can follow the tracking progress,lets you know where it gets lost :-[

No, it only let's you know, where it was last scanned. To find out, where it got lost after that is another problem.

EMS let's you follow up the transport all the way and from the beginning. If you mail by registered mail, it costs less than one tenth, but the direct follow on thailandpost.co.th ends at the Outward Office of Exchange at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Registered mail to Germany I can follow further once it got to Frankfurt Airport on "Sendungsverfolgung" (track & trace) over deutschepost.de. A couple of days after the letter was delivered, thailandpost.co.th also shows it has been delivered successfully, just not immediately and not the points it passed in Germany.
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Offline thaiga

Re: Are you still alive?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2018, 02:19:27 PM »
I had a letter get lost or go missing (as previously posted) at the Outward Office of Exchange at Suvarnabhumi Airport so thats where the tracking stopped, after a really not worthwhile claim which was in thai and went on for a very long time, i was able to get a refund. charge for EMS 1,300 bht.

the second attempt that took 3 days was tracked all the way to the door of it's destination with succesfully delivered on the tracking results. i was advised to post it in a very large oversized envelope, i wonder why ;)

when the item cleared Thailand i switched to https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item#/

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Offline thaiga

Re: Are you still alive?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2018, 09:28:37 PM »
Here's a handy link

If your using a different courier dhl ,fedex, tnt, ups, https://www.aftership.com/couriers tracks up to 470 couriers worldwide
View the latest delivery statuses of all your shipments. See also the detailed tracking history and expected delivery time of each shipment.
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Offline thaiga

Re: Are you still alive?
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 09:10:31 PM »
Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds
101 it's only a number. They asked three centenarians what their most valuable life lessons were, and also their regrets. Their view on life, as an elderly citizen with a lot of experience is truly an inspiration and motivation.

Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds
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