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Commonwealth: Pensioners

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL888, tabled on 13 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support UK pensioners in Commonwealth countries.

Answered on

27 June 2022

The UK State Pension is payable worldwide to those who meet the qualifying conditions, and we continue to up-rate it abroad where there is a legal requirement to do so – for example where there is a reciprocal agreement that provides for up-rating.

People move abroad for many reasons and it is their own choice to do so. There is information available in leaflets and on GOV.UK on how to claim State Pension from overseas and on what the effect of going abroad will be on entitlement to the UK State Pension.