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Should they get it?

Post  Guest on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:39 pm

Should British ex-pats in places like Cyprus and Spain receive the winter fuel allowance (they currently do)?

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Post  gerber on Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:02 pm

Tricky one. They will all have paid into the system so are rightfully entitled but in our present economic climate I think no.
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Post  jadeloue on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:17 pm

i don't think they should get it really if they was living in russia iceland etc then yes
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Post  Flap Zappa on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:27 pm

Croissant wrote:Should British ex-pats in places like Cyprus and Spain receive the winter fuel allowance (they currently do)?
doesn't that only kick in when the temp reaches a certain point?

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Post  ALLAKAKA on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:30 pm

Croissant wrote:Should British ex-pats in places like Cyprus and Spain receive the winter fuel allowance (they currently do)?



And what of those who have returned back to Pakistan and India in their retirement ?
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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:30 pm

If they have worked all their days and paid into the system, then yes I think they should receive the payment.

Why not, they would still receive it if they lived in the UK, and some pensioners only live abroad for part of the year.

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Post  BigAndy9 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:55 pm

The money is needed to feed and house asylum seekers who have trudged thousands of miles to get here and feel safe and warm.
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Post  mattiducatti on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:04 am

Don't know, is supposed to be for covering extra heating costs in this country, if not here then is it necessary?

And does that start the thinking that they should also only get equivalent pension payments to their costs of living in current country of residence?


Also shouldn't their whole state pension be paid by their country of residence too like we have to pay benefits to immigrants here?
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Post  gerber on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:16 am

A very thought provoking thread.

We seem to split 50 50, and the ones that are not arguing against are again 50 50.

First time I have seen this.

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Post  mattiducatti on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:19 am

I'm not arguing against, just saying that their new host country is responsible for their benefit payments aren't they? Like we are to arrivals here....?
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Post  gerber on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:22 am

@mattiducatti wrote:I'm not arguing against, just saying that their new host country is responsible for their benefit payments aren't they? Like we are to arrivals here....?

I agree, but having paid in they are entitled. Caveat................if we could afford it.
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Post  mattiducatti on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:48 am

True, but those not paid in are also entitled so regardless of that, shouldn't their country of residence now be responsible for looking after them like we are for others coming here?
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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:50 am

These people chose to "give up" on Great Britain and leave, for less tax in the case of Cyprus, better weather and still be able to receive their pension!!!

They are no longer supporting the country and have moved away, should their GB passports be stopped?

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Post  gerber on Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:05 am

Croissant wrote:These people chose to "give up" on Great Britain and leave, for less tax in the case of Cyprus, better weather and still be able to receive their pension!!!

They are no longer supporting the country and have moved away, should their GB passports be stopped?

You will probably find they still pay taxes to the Treasury.
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