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Pension for Filipina wife, advice please

Discussion in 'Migrating to the Philippines' started by Geoff, Oct 8, 2022.

  1. bigmac

    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    what does proof of life actually involve ? Plenty of scope for creativity i imagine.
  2. John Surrey

    John Surrey Active Member

    Ahhh... what do they actually do ?

    Ask you to take a picture with todays newspaper or something?
  3. Jim

    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    You get a form to fill in (PROOF OF LIVING) then you send it back signed that You are still alive. lol
  4. Druk1

    Druk1 Well-Known Member

    Philippines least ways a couple of years ago, was one of the easiest countries in the world to fake a death for an insurance claim, genuine death certificate,so I guess proof of life would be far easier.
  5. bigmac

    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    i wonder how many millions ££ are paid out each year in pensions to Brits retired overseas--and how many of those are long dead.
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  6. oss

    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    My understanding is that a photo of you has to be countersigned by someone who knows you along with some kind of delaration on the back of it, it can be a Filipino that signs the rules are basically the same as those for a passport application.

    New policy on Proof of Life Certificates - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

    This is a section from the above link relating to Life Certificates change of circumstances.
    State Pension if you retire abroad: Report a change in your circumstances - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

    It sounds like it was less strict during Covid from what Jim says.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2022
  7. Nickel

    Nickel Active Member

    Actually,she can maximise her pension by continually paying the highest rate contribution,which falls on OFW contributions. AND WITH that,she can avail the highest pension bracket.Let her check this out :)
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