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I remember a few years ago, I was on a flight going to work in Middle East.

I met this guy who wondered why I was still working at my age, now 62.

I replied because my Pension is not payable for another few years, ha he replied. I’ve been on Pensions credit since I passed 60; I live in Thailand Pattaya I think he said. I go back to UK only for a few moths a year.

I have recently; well 6 months ago lost my job. I have no income to speak of, and using my savings to live on. Just wonder if I could do the same as him, what my options are. I would be grateful for any ideas; I don’t think I will find another job now at my age. Thanks Guys BTW still Have Family I could stay with In UK

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He was breaking the law if he was receiving pension credits and spending more than a month per year in Thailand.

I do believe pension credits are designed for people who have no savings and no job,but in reality its a scam again by the british scam artists.

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He was breaking the law if he was receiving pension credits and spending more than a month per year in Thailand.

I do believe pension credits are designed for people who have no savings and no job,but in reality its a scam again by the british scam artists.

I know of a man from UK who claimed for this benefit and lived in Thailand, he was caught when he went back to UK and had tp repay all he had received , now everytime he arrives at Heathrow Immigration they log the date and time he arrived in UK , be very carefull

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Totally disagree.

Either you're entitled to the credit because of low income/savings or not.

If you are, and then are able to budget accordingly to allow you stay in Thailand (or wherever) then good luck to you.Either that's wholly acceptable OR alcohol and tobacco are forbidden to residents who stay in the uk !! Whats the difference ??

(substitute booze/fags for whatever)

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Totally disagree.

Either you're entitled to the credit because of low income/savings or not.

If you are, and then are able to budget accordingly to allow you stay in Thailand (or wherever) then good luck to you.Either that's wholly acceptable OR alcohol and tobacco are forbidden to residents who stay in the uk !! Whats the difference ??

(substitute booze/fags for whatever)

Is the correct answer. http://www.thepensionservice.gov.uk/home.asp

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He was breaking the law if he was receiving pension credits and spending more than a month per year in Thailand.

I do believe pension credits are designed for people who have no savings and no job,but in reality its a scam again by the british scam artists.

I know of a man from UK who claimed for this benefit and lived in Thailand, he was caught when he went back to UK and had tp repay all he had received , now everytime he arrives at Heathrow Immigration they log the date and time he arrived in UK , be very carefull

The date and time of arrival is recorded for every UK citizen and has been so since 2002, why else do you think they swipe your passport!

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Totally disagree.

Either you're entitled to the credit because of low income/savings or not.

If you are, and then are able to budget accordingly to allow you stay in Thailand (or wherever) then good luck to you.Either that's wholly acceptable OR alcohol and tobacco are forbidden to residents who stay in the uk !! Whats the difference ??

(substitute booze/fags for whatever)

Chivas,get your facts correct.

Any non EU country is 1 month max per tax year,if you are receiving free assistance off the state.I know of 4 people who got caught and had 20,000 gbp fine.

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Totally disagree.

Either you're entitled to the credit because of low income/savings or not.

If you are, and then are able to budget accordingly to allow you stay in Thailand (or wherever) then good luck to you.Either that's wholly acceptable OR alcohol and tobacco are forbidden to residents who stay in the uk !! Whats the difference ??

(substitute booze/fags for whatever)

Is the correct answer. http://www.thepensionservice.gov.uk/home.asp

You're missing the point I made (probably deliberately)

I will rephrase to make it clear-if you meet all the criteria in the uk to receive pension credits then the onus is on yourself to best manage your money ??

If you are then clever and wise enough to manage that money on a low budget in Spain,America,Thailand etc than very good luck to you.

That's my opinion not the legislation.

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Totally disagree.

Either you're entitled to the credit because of low income/savings or not.

If you are, and then are able to budget accordingly to allow you stay in Thailand (or wherever) then good luck to you.Either that's wholly acceptable OR alcohol and tobacco are forbidden to residents who stay in the uk !! Whats the difference ??

(substitute booze/fags for whatever)

Is the correct answer. http://www.thepensionservice.gov.uk/home.asp

You're missing the point I made (probably deliberately)

I will rephrase to make it clear-if you meet all the criteria in the uk to receive pension credits then the onus is on yourself to best manage your money ??

If you are then clever and wise enough to manage that money on a low budget in Spain,America,Thailand etc than very good luck to you.

That's my opinion not the legislation.

FACT

1months stay max for non EU countries.Do you honestly think the government will give money away to somebody who spends 6 months in Thaland.Smuggling ciggies into the Uk is normaly the way to pay for that type of holiday or send viagra back,seen em all.

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Totally disagree.

Either you're entitled to the credit because of low income/savings or not.

If you are, and then are able to budget accordingly to allow you stay in Thailand (or wherever) then good luck to you.Either that's wholly acceptable OR alcohol and tobacco are forbidden to residents who stay in the uk !! Whats the difference ??

(substitute booze/fags for whatever)

Chivas,get your facts correct.

Any non EU country is 1 month max per tax year,if you are receiving free assistance off the state.I know of 4 people who got caught and had 20,000 gbp fine.

Whats the matter with you guys !!!

I'm not doubting or disagreeing with the legislation in place but simply making the point that if you're entitled to it than you should be able to do what you want with it ??

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Totally disagree.

Either you're entitled to the credit because of low income/savings or not.

If you are, and then are able to budget accordingly to allow you stay in Thailand (or wherever) then good luck to you.Either that's wholly acceptable OR alcohol and tobacco are forbidden to residents who stay in the uk !! Whats the difference ??

(substitute booze/fags for whatever)

Chivas,get your facts correct.

Any non EU country is 1 month max per tax year,if you are receiving free assistance off the state.I know of 4 people who got caught and had 20,000 gbp fine.

Whats the matter with you guys !!!

I'm not doubting or disagreeing with the legislation in place but simply making the point that if you're entitled to it than you should be able to do what you want with it ??

well you cant,but i do know people who piss it up the wall and smoke dope with the credits,so is that right or wrong.

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Totally disagree.

Either you're entitled to the credit because of low income/savings or not.

If you are, and then are able to budget accordingly to allow you stay in Thailand (or wherever) then good luck to you.Either that's wholly acceptable OR alcohol and tobacco are forbidden to residents who stay in the uk !! Whats the difference ??

(substitute booze/fags for whatever)

Chivas,get your facts correct.

Any non EU country is 1 month max per tax year,if you are receiving free assistance off the state.I know of 4 people who got caught and had 20,000 gbp fine.

Whats the matter with you guys !!!

I'm not doubting or disagreeing with the legislation in place but simply making the point that if you're entitled to it than you should be able to do what you want with it ??

well you cant,but i do know people who piss it up the wall and smoke dope with the credits,so is that right or wrong.

If they spent it on meditation classes and green tea would it make any difference?

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This could be a long debate !!!

You've just made the exact same point I'm trying to get across !

It's not right or wrong-it should be our choice to use/spend the money as we wish ?

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Last post my me,if you can get fined/jailed for this offence it is defo illegal to stay in Thailand for more than 1 month,as they will know you have money stashed away or doing cash in hand work.

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Totally disagree.

Either you're entitled to the credit because of low income/savings or not.

If you are, and then are able to budget accordingly to allow you stay in Thailand (or wherever) then good luck to you.Either that's wholly acceptable OR alcohol and tobacco are forbidden to residents who stay in the uk !! Whats the difference ??

(substitute booze/fags for whatever)

Chivas,get your facts correct.

Any non EU country is 1 month max per tax year,if you are receiving free assistance off the state.I know of 4 people who got caught and had 20,000 gbp fine.

Whats the matter with you guys !!!

I'm not doubting or disagreeing with the legislation in place but simply making the point that if you're entitled to it than you should be able to do what you want with it ??

Sorry to contradict but under the Pension Credit rules,you are allowed a total of 13 weeks out of the UK.

You need to notify them of departure and when you return to the UK.

Pension Credits rules are different to the full Pension at age 65.whereby you can go anywhere in the World for as long

as you wish,without jeopardising your Pension.

To answer your question:yes you are entitled to it,providing you stick to the rules,staying longer abroad than the

allowed 13 weeks is fraud. And will result in your Pension Credits being stopped initially,and possibly prosecution.

Pension Credits are also designed for UK Permanent Residents only,so if a claim is made when your real home is in

Thailand that is also Fraud,hence you are not free to spend the money as you wish whist living abroad except

for the 13 weeks leave of absence.

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