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My mother’s monthly Norway pension stopped in 2020. We don’t know why

My parents moved from Norway to the USA in 1958. They eventually started collecting a monthly pension from Norway. My dad passed away in 2017, while my mom continued to receive the monthly pension. It ...
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Self-employed in two jurisdictions simultaneously

I am a UK resident and have paid self-employed contributions simultaneously in the UK and Ireland as I had a separate business in both jurisdictions for over 25 years in each. I am of pension age and ...
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Am I entitled to a UK state pension?

I worked from 1979 to 1989 in the UK before moving abroad in 1990. The UK gov website doesn’t recognize my National Insurance (NINO) number and since I turned 65 this year I was wondering if I was ...
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Finding out my UK National Insurance Number

I am turning 65 in April 2023. I worked in the UK until I was 40 I am a UK citizen. I now live in USA. I have forgot my NIN. How do I find this out ad I think I may be entitled to some portion of my ...
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How to live overseas full-time as Australian aged pensioner, owning one Australian house

Would like to keep Australian house, rent out declare income and receive reduced pension. Live outside Australia don't won't to spent 6M in and 6M out. The 12 month outside Australia rule can be ...
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From Blue card holder to being dependent

My spouse is a blue card holder and we have been living in Germany for last 4.5 years. My kids and myself are living here in Germany as dependents . As a Blue card dependent I worked for 2.5 years for ...
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I would like to apply for an National Insurance number. I have a British passport, have never lived in the UK but am coming to live there this year

I am living in Zimbabwe but am a British Citizen and will be coming to the UK to live. I would like to get an National Insurance number and find out about back paying National Insurance.
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Ex-Swedish resident without Swedish bank account; can I get a statutory pension overview without a Bank ID, or get a Bank ID living abroad?

I am a Dutch citizen and I have previously worked in Sweden and contributed to statutory and occupational pension schemes (see the findyourpension website for details on how pensions work in Sweden). ...
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Italy: How to withdraw INPS contributions?

I have made two years worth of INPS contributions to the Italian Pension system. My wife who made similar contributions in Austria, was able to withdraw her entire amount minus some fees. I already ...
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Germany: Social Security contributions withdrawal rules < 60 contributions or < 60 of stay

We were in Germany for 61 months but my pension contributions is only for 56 months. can you clarify in this case if I will get back full pension money ? Also why I don't get my employer's ...
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Pension tax as a Swiss citizen in Germany for less than 5 years

I'm a Swiss citizen who has recently moved to Germany for short term employment (<5 years). I do not speak German. Since I will work here for less than 5 years, I can request to be exhempted from ...
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Pension in the EU when having worked in multiple European countries

I have a few questions about (state) pension plans when having worked in multiple EU countries in your lifetime. First off, EU countries have different requirements in terms of minimum years worked/...
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How to get my full pension (AHV, BVG) as a Swiss citizen living abroad?

I am a Swiss citizen living and working in the UK after working in Singapore. I want to move back to Switzerland in some years and wonder what I have to do to still get my full pension there when I ...
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What are the details of French Tax wrt pension withdrawal?

A question about cashing in a UK pension. I am reading that France has a generous tax treatment when cashing in a UK pension. As I understand it, the effective tax rate is 6.75% (taking in the 10% ...
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Retiring in UK, is my tax free Australian superannuation income taxed in UK?

I'm a dual UK/Australia citizen and seriously thinking of moving to UK permanently. I am 57 and when I turn 60 I will be able to get a tax free pension income or a lump sum from my Australian ...
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Reimburse of Social Taxes like Insurance , Pensions in Germany

I am a software engineer. If I worked for 5 years in Germany and have to move back to my home country, then can I get back the Social taxes (like pension, health insurance, etc...) deducted form my ...
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Settling Canadian Tax affairs as expat in Germany (Berlin)

On behalf of a pensioned Canadian friend living now in Berlin, Germany I have been asked to gather Informationen on how to deal with Canadian Tax affairs properly. Situation: retired with Canadian ...
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Transfering UK pension to AU super

I will be re-locating to the UK in the near future with the intention of returning to Australia after 3-4 years. If I make contributions toward a UK pension, will it be possible to transfer funds to ...
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Germany: Social Security contributions withdrawal rules

As I'm planning to move back to India, can you please clarify below the doubts I have about Social Security contributions withdrawal? Q1. I have been contributing to Social Security consistently since ...
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I worked offshore in Norway, between 1978 and 1990. Will I be entitled to a Norwegian pension?

I worked offshore in Norway, between the years 1978 and 1980. Would I be entitled to be legible for a Norwegian pension?
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Voluntary top-up payments to German state pension

The first question, I guess, would be how many years payments minimum must one make in order to receive a German payment in retirement. I have a friend who worked as self employed for 6 or 7 years ...
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Does it make sense for foreign research assistants (HiWis) in German universities to voluntarily contribute to Rentenversicherung (pension scheme)?

I am about to sign a contract with the university that I'm currently studying in as a research assistant (HiWi). It seems that since the hours and salaries are below a legal standard, I am not ...
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Depositing a "not negotiable" Australian cheque in the US?

After working in Australia some time ago and moving back to the United States, I received a cheque from the Reserve Bank of Australia for my superannuation funds. Unfortunately, I'm having a problem ...
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UK Pensions for US citizens - is an IRS Form 8621 (PFIC) ever needed?

An American friend of mine, who's a permanent UK resident and currently sorting out their US tax return, has just come across a new term from FATCA - Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC). Via ...
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How to activate electronic signature of German 'Personalausweis' (while abroad)

I am living in the US but am a German citizen. Some years ago, I got a new 'Personalausweis' (German citizen ID card), with the new 'electronic signature function' (I chose 'yes' when asked). ...
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AOW Pension and UK State Pension Rights

I will reach state pension age in 2016 and have 35 qualifying years in the UK, so will receive a full pension. Between 1992 and 2005 I lived and worked in Holland, so have 13 years of contributions ...
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Moving from UK to Germany - Open pension account to later buy house [closed]

Hope the question isn't too convoluted, but here goes: We are moving to Germany, permanently, into full time employed roles - from the UK where we currently have our own business. To reduce my ...
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What can I do with my pension when leaving Norway?

I'm returning to Sri Lanka, after working in Norway for 2.5 years. Wondering what options I have in taking the pension accumulated.
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Canadian pension plan savings withdrawal upon leaving [closed]

I found a post on this forum that talked about Canadian pension funds being "withdrawable" See answer here : What happens to my saved Canadian pension funds when my SIN expires? I've been in Canada ...
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Having an Australian pension paid to me now that I live in the UK

I am a UK national. I worked in Australia for nearly five years and paid into an Australian pension scheme with MLC. I di have p[ermanent residency status but I believe that this has now expired due ...
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How pensions work for a French person working in Japan

After working for 4 years in France, I have been working for 6 years already in Japan (both as a full-time employee). How do pensions work in that case? Do years in France and years in Japan get ...
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What is more beneficial continue with the voluntary AOW pension scheme in the Netherlands or invest in a local (Belgian) commercial pension fund? [closed]

This year I have quitted my job in the Netherlands. Since I have been living in Belgium for almost a decade, I will start loosing 2% per year from the final AOW pension. I can voluntarily continue ...
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Is pensioner immigrant from EEA eligible for Housing Benefit in the UK?

If someone gets state pension from an EEA country (Hungary) and they move to the UK (Glasgow, Scotland), are they eligible for Housing Benefit? My mother is considering moving here, but I haven't ...
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Transfer pension from UK to Germany

I have just moved to Berlin, Germany, due to my work and at the past I have been working in the UK for 2 years. There seem to be ignorance about this topic from the people that I have asked, so here ...
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What to do in relation to pension funds when leaving Canada?

A Canadian friend of mine, who lived all his life in Canada, is about to permanently move to the European Union. What would happen with his Canadian pension if he decides to stay in Europe?
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Reclaiming Social Security Money from EU when relocating?

As an Indian national residing in Spain for 6 years, I have been paying a lot towards Social Security (health, unemployment & pension). Now am deciding to resettle in India forgoing any future ...
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Transferring Australian superannuation to United Kingdom (for Australian citizen)

I am an Australian citizen now permanently resident in the UK, while I lived and worked in Australia my employers contributed to my superannuation fund. A) Is it possible to transfer my ...
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What would happen with my pension if I leave Europe and never return?

I have pensions in Norway and the UK. I was told that it is possible to transfer the funds between European countries. But what would happen if I leave Europe and never return?
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What to do in relation to pension funds when leaving Norway?

I used to work in Norway, but have recently moved to the UK. Is there anything I need to do in relation to my pension funds in Norway? What will happen with my pension funds if I never go back to ...
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What happens to my saved Canadian pension funds when my SIN expires?

The Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) is used, among others, by the Canadian Pensions Plan (CPP). My social insurance number is a temporary one, as I am a temporary resident of Canada (work ...
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Are there any private pensions, life annuities, or similar, suitable for people working in many different countries throughout their lives?

In many countries, there exist excellent private and public pension funds. However, those are often designed on the assumption that people will work with the same employer for decades, and certainly ...
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