UK Pension Service - Life Certificate

Discussion in 'Thai Widows & Expats' started by nomad97, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    And when it is delivered, this is the confirmation that you receive!!!

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  2. nomad97

    nomad97 Ordinary member

    Two years has passed since we last wrote on this thread and two Life Certificates arrived in the post this afternoon. I guess some of you will be getting the same correspondence very soon. And both are showing a similar obtuse list of people who are authorised to sign these documents. Pain in the arse time again!

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    Questions.

    1. Who is the easiest person to get to sign these Certificates?

    2. CO-CO do you offer a service for signing these certificates?

    N.B. I am a retired RAF officer, obviously on an active pension list, and my signature would be acceptable to most pension providers. I live in Surin city. If anyone receives similar I am more than happy to countersign your signatures.
     
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  3. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    I have received the Government one today. I have sent it to a retired policeman to sign for me.

    I used to be able to sign but I note that the list is much shorter this year. I signed for @EnglishAlan earlier this week but obviously there has been no confirmation as yet.

    I'm fascinated that members of the clergy are still included on the list (and we all know what a lying bunch of bastards they can be).
     
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  4. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    And given recent experience of the actions of UK bankers (present company excepted) I'm surprised that they are still considered trustworthy.
     
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  5. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    I dispatched the papers about 10 minutes before I read your post. However, my list doesn't include your discipline (as an example).

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  6. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    I did note, however, that "The Pension Service" have their own interpreters so I presume it would be in order to have your verification written in Thai script.

    Or am I living in cloud cuckoo land?
     
  7. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    One point to clarify - "A person registered in the UK as a Parliamentary elector" - Isn't that virtually everyone living in the UK (or even living out of the UK) who is over 18?

    Including a number of terrorists?
     
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  8. nomad97

    nomad97 Ordinary member

    My other letter was indeed the same as yours, from the UK Pension Service. Two years ago I had a little difficulty getting a Thai national to sign my certificates (I have three in total although only two at the moment). A couple of people I approached refused point blank - funny people! I seem to remember that CO-CO is a Director on three registered British Companies, with a stamp as well. I have informed SWMBO that I may have to travel to Pattaya in search of the illusive CO-CO so that I may sign in his presence. It may take a few days searching around the back streets but I am sure I will find him eventually. Its a cunning plot and a good story for a couple of days away, maybe!
     
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  9. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend


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    Not a hope in hell!
     
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  10. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    Last year I asked an IO in Kab Cheong to verify that the photograph on my passport was actually me. "How do I know that it's you?"

    Oh well.
     
  11. Prakhonchai Nick

    Prakhonchai Nick Surin Legend

    Nomad. Both CO-CO and I am able to sign these forms, but I would not wish to offer my services if you have a trip to Pattaya in mind, and have the perfect reason to give SWMBO for such a trip. PS I will be in Surin Tuesday or Wednesday.....visiting at the former "Office"

    Yorky. You lose the right to vote in a UK parliamentary election when you have been away for 15 years or more. When the Pension Service used to pay bereavement benefits to Thai widows and their children, they flatly refused to accept translations of Thai documents. They had them translated themselves (probably down at the local Thai restaurant!)
     
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  12. Eanto

    Eanto Surin Legend

    Union Official, they deem Len McClusky a responsible person??!!!
     
  13. nomad97

    nomad97 Ordinary member

    Nick, please may I take you up on your offer. See you next Tuesday or Wednesday at the Office. Please advise suitable day and time to suit. I thought it was a perfectly good reason, not excuse, to go to Pattaya to see CO-CO. After all, no Life Certificate and pensions funds will run dry pretty soon. One has to do what one has to do to keep these civil servants off our backs.
     
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  14. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    My point is that there are expats here who have not been away for 15 years or more (I've only been away for 14 years since my last visit) so @nomad97 could, under those rules, get Dino to sign for him (Dino's been away for 8 or 9 years I think).
     
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  15. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    However, the "persons who qualify" on my form are described as "should be a professional person or a person of good standing in the community" and examples are listed. However, on @nomad97 's form the qualified persons are specifically listed.
     
  16. Eanto

    Eanto Surin Legend

    I’ve been away with the fairies for a lot longer than that
     
  17. CO-CO

    CO-CO Surin Legend



    Sound decision Nomad.... I am heading back to the Boonies on Tuesday.
     
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  18. Yorky

    Yorky Surin Legend

    As you may have noticed my request letter was written on 5th August 2018 and arrived on 24th August 2018. An eight day improvement on the last one. However, you have 16 weeks (less 3 in my case) for the completed form to reach the address in the UK.
     
  19. nomad97

    nomad97 Ordinary member

    Same here Yorky, one was dated 3rd and the other 5th August. I will kindly accept Nick's offer and arrange to see him next week in The Office. Besides, CO-CO is up, up and away on another of his foreign trips. I would never get down to Pattaya in time to see him before the 16 weeks runs out. That was the one from DWP, the other from EQUINITI (Armed Forces), says 'Immediately'.
     
  20. Eanto

    Eanto Surin Legend

    New rules from Jan this year meant my UK share account was locked until they could verify my bank details. So last week I posted a letter to my UK mate for him to forward on a letter with a voided cheque from my current account. I owe him a second class stamp
     
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