Has anyone tried to claim a British Government pension online?
My wife, who spent all her life in the UK 'till we moved here in 05, and is now approaching her "vintage" years, has just spent one and a half hours trying to fill in a claim form as an overseas claimant. Questions included:.
Full employment history in the UK with dates (DD/MM/YYYY)
Time spent in the UK, including holidays in DD/MM/YYYY format.
Last two addresses in UK also with dates.
Harsh penalties are threatened for false/incorrect information!
Before she had completed the form either it was "timed out" or we lost the internet connection.
As we both are getting to the stage where if is difficult to remember what we had for lunch, we are thinking of giving our UK address (our sons) to avoid all the strain on our old brains. Has anyone done this?