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Pension claim deferred

Discussion in 'Retirement' started by ColinWilson, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. You can claim your teaches pension and lump sum at 60 (or a reduced one between 55-60). Just ring them up and it will get sorted, you will not be made to wait for a year !
    If you are a women and are talking about the state pension, that will not be paid untill you are around 61 if you have just turned 60.
  2. I am male and 60 years old. I filled out the appropriate forms and submitted in the TP. They sent me back a letter explaining that as I was not currently employed as a teacher, my application might have to wait until I was 65, but I could resubmit after a further 12 months.
  3. I had a call from my Union this morning, saying that think that TP have got it wrong. Apparently, there are some circumstances where a teacher might have to be in a teaching job when they retire, but none of them remotely apply to me. Blood pressure lowered slightly!
  4. Perhaps this is a sneaky way of reducing the number of pensioners: send out alarming information to those with high blood pressure and heart disease [​IMG]
  5. Thanks for replying Albert.
    One bit of good has come of it. I don't need to buy All Bran for a while!

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