Please note* This way of claiming a UK pension is not for those who have been employed or self employed in Spain with last work history here. In these cases, all pensions should be claimed from Spain.
To claim your UK State Pension from abroad. Please read the following links. There is also a telephone number which you may call if your paperwork does not arrive/the International form is too long or you are having difficulty in completing
The following is from the recent experience of one of our members, with many thanks to Neale Hunt:
¨Phone number: +44 191 218 7777 standard number for International Pension Centre in Newcastle.
Request to complete the application over the phone, new facility. They will call you back within 24 hours to make an appointment. When they call you agree a day and time and they tell you the typical information they will need, they will then confirm by email the appointment and what information they may require. The person who then calls will have checked what information is needed and you provide the information over the phone. They tell you any additional documentation they need (i.e. marriage certificate) Took about 20 minutes or so. Just waiting now for the letter that confirms the amount of pension and a reply paid envelope to send them my marriage certificate (original or certified copy).¨
Info from email sent by Pension Centre to prepare for your application, again, with thanks to Neale Hunt re permission to share with members.
Dear Mr Neale
Thank you for contacting the Newcastle Pension Centre (International Group)
I have booked a call back for you on 15th December 2016 at 09:00 UK time. When we call you back you will need the following information available:
Marital details/status including date of marriage/death/divorce
Spouse/civil partner UK National Insurance Number (if they have one)
Details of your previous addresses and employment in the UK
Date you left the UK
The date you would like to claim from
Full bank details of the account you wish your pension to be paid into
Details of any insurance, residence and employment outside of the UK
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