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Allow State Pension increases for ALL UK pensioners residing overseas.

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Allow State Pension increases for ALL UK pensioners residing overseas.

Additional Information

This petition aims to get a ridiculous, unfair and discriminatory piece of UK State Pension legislation overturned.
Discriminating against approx. 525,000 UK pensioners residing overseas. We have paid our Class B, NI contributions.
Inflation is a worldwide phenomenon, not just restricted to UK and EEA countries. We have willingly paid all contribution increases over the years. When the overseas resident reaches SPA, we want to see the same fairness from the UK government.
Presently, the UK state pension is "fixed" at the rate applicable at that time.
Approximately 535,000 overseas pensioners do get the pension increases, if they happen to reside in a European Economic Area (EEA) country or country with a special UK agreement.
Ironically, most of the countries were the pension increases are not paid, are British Commonwealth countries that do have long standing historical, trade and friendship links to the UK.

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The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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