Members Fact sheet 12 has been updated, and fact Sheets 23 and 25 have been added! Fact Sheet 12: Australian Age Pension Fact Sheet 23: Reciprocal Social Security Agreements Fact Sheet 25: The Carson Case
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The Senate Select Committee on Cost of Living has accepted BPiA's submission. BPiA's Submission is here It appears as number 5 (BPiA) on their list, here. The Acceptance letter is here
British pensioners have a friend in Canberra! Last November Julian Leeser MP wrote to Amanda Rishworth the Minister for Social Services on behalf of our President Patrick Edwards, regarding the issue of Frozen Pensioners. This is her reply: letter from Amanda Rishworth
BPiA President Writes to PM Anthony Albanese Asking Him to Raise Frozen Pensions Issue With UK PM Rishi Sunak.BPiA Volunteer 12023-03-11T18:19:36+11:00
BPiA President Patrick Edwards has written to Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese asking him to raise the issue of frozen pensions during his forthcoming meeting with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. The letter is here
**UPDATE (June 2023) The deadline has been extended, It is now April 2025** ** See BPiA Media Release on 13 June 2023 Here The UK government has extended the deadline for voluntary National Insurance contributions from 5th April 2023 to 31st July 2023** to give taxpayers more time to fill gaps in their National Insurance record and help increase the amount they receive in State Pension. The deadline relates to those people who have yet to reach state pension age and who have gaps in their contribution records for past years. It is possible for those who have only recently [...]
BPiA's President Patrick Edwards was interviewed on ABC Radio's PM program, as part of a segment covering the cost of living problems for British "Frozen Pensioners" in Australia. Patrick appears around 04:00 You can listen to it here: Cost of living biting those with pensions frozen in time - ABC Radio
Members Fact sheet 3 has been changed to: Fact Sheet 3: Are You Entitled to a UK State Pension Note that Fact Sheets 4, 19, and 24 have also been updated recently!
Members Fact sheet 4 has been updated! Fact Sheet 4: Voluntary UK National Insurance Contributions
The latest issue of BPiA's magazine Fair Play (39: Feb 2023), is now available on the website for members and non-members. here
Member’s Fact Sheet 24: How to Contact Your MP and What to say, has been added, and Fact Sheet 19 updatedBPiA Volunteer 12023-03-07T16:40:48+11:00
Members Fact sheet 24 has been added, and Fact Sheet 19 has been updated! Fact Sheet 24: How to Contact Your MP, and What to Say. Fact Sheet 19: Current and Historical Contribution and Pension Rates