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WHEN TO APPLY TO TP

Discussion in 'Retirement' started by sophiegee, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. can anyone advise me when is the right time to apply to TP to retire 31 august 2012 ? Is now or january too early? thanks
     
  2. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    No answer to your question - I'd ring them or speak to your HR people, but enough of that - congratulations! Hope you can enjoy your last months in school and look forward to a new you in the autumn.

     
  3. davidmu

    davidmu Occasional commenter

    The usual advice is to make a claim for a pension about 4 months before retirement.
     
  4. A couple of months is sufficient. However, after an initial flurry of activity be prepared for nothing much to happen until about a week before you are due your pension. The TPS helpfully provide a graphic to monitor the progress of your application. It leaps to 60% completion and stays there for weeks. The last 40% takes about 10 minutes.
     

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