Life Certificate required uk Pension centre.
This is for the attention of UK expatiates. I have had my Pension suspended due to the fact that I did not complete a Life Certificate and form for pension direct payment to my bank In the Philippines. They say this is a new system to prove i am still alive, because i live abroad and someone else could be fraudulently claiming it.
I never received these forms in the unreliable Philippines post so the first I new about it was when I phoned UK Pensions advisor to ask why i had no Pension payments into my bank by cheque. Who stated if you don't reply in 8 weeks to these forms this happens automatic and they don't warn you by phone, but leave it to you to get in touch.
They now owe me 5 months Pension due to the slowness of jumping through all the hoops they have put, up to get it reinstated.
Can anyone confirm LIFE CERTIFICATES are now the norm for us ex pat's or just discretionary on the part of UK Pensions cntr kind regards Tony