i am now officially a benefits scrounger

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i am now officially a benefits scrounger

Post by big-all » Tue May 07, 2019 6:25 pm

06/05/2019
65 years 3 months and 8 days old :lol:
finally got my bus pass and state pension yesterday :lol: :lol:
it gets further away as the years move on :scratch: :scratch:
find out your retirement age
https://www.gov.uk/state-pension-age/y
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Post by Dave54 » Tue May 07, 2019 6:38 pm

Well done BA!
18 months away for me yet, :cb although my works pension kicks in in about months. :huray:
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Post by dewaltdisney » Tue May 07, 2019 7:03 pm

Congratulations BA, you made it. Unfortunately time seems to speed up now. Enjoy it you paid for it. :thumbright:

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Post by Dave54 » Tue May 07, 2019 7:18 pm

dewaltdisney wrote:Congratulations BA, you made it. Unfortunately time seems to speed up now. Enjoy it you paid for it. :thumbright:

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I actually remember somebody saying to me when I was about 18, "Time goes slowly until you're 21, and then it flies past."
That seems like the other day!
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Post by big-all » Tue May 07, 2019 7:49 pm

to be fair i have been living off my railway pension that was compulsory at 60 from when i was 59
topped up from savings each week off between 25-£50 so nice to have around £130 can save or spend frivolously as i require rather savings shrinking :lol:
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Post by Rorschach » Tue May 07, 2019 8:44 pm

The way they keep pushing the age up I'll never see my pension.
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Post by Job and Knock » Tue May 07, 2019 9:06 pm

Beat you to it........
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Post by big-all » Tue May 07, 2019 9:28 pm

i know and you at 65 :lol: :lol:
if i was born 5 weeks earlier i would get my pension at 65 not 3 months and eight days later :lol:
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Post by Bob225 » Wed May 08, 2019 10:33 am

I will be worm food before I get a pension :angryfire: some time in 2048
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Post by big-all » Wed May 08, 2019 11:02 am

Bob225 wrote:I will be worm food before I get a pension :angryfire: some time in 2048
to be fair we left school at 15 and 16 so our working lives are 50 years
very few who retire at 67 will have done 50 years work as most are in education till at least 18 :lol:
so whilst you wont retire till perhaps 67 or 68 your years off work will be the same or similar
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Re: i am now officially a benefits scrounger

Post by Bob225 » Wed May 08, 2019 3:25 pm

Not at all I had a full time job at 16 (milk and paper rounds 7 days a week from 13 or so before school ) I worked part time even at college - if I wanted something I had to work for it :angryfire: :angryfire: :wink:

Kids today have it easy tbh if they go on to uni there not out of the education systems till there mid 20's
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Post by getthewheelsinline » Fri May 17, 2019 10:48 pm

Roll on 2050 for me....
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Post by big-all » Fri May 17, 2019 11:38 pm

getthewheelsinline wrote:Roll on 2050 for me....
i laughed out loud not because off your date but "rolled on" and falkirk wheel as a rotating lift :lol: :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: i am now officially a benefits scrounger

Post by dewaltdisney » Sat May 18, 2019 8:01 am

Have you had your first payment yet BA? They messed mine up and I got 8 weeks in one hit as an initial payment. That was a nice amount to have I recall.

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Re: i am now officially a benefits scrounger

Post by Cannyfixit » Sat May 18, 2019 8:38 am

Nice one BA,I’ve still got 7 years to go lol, I can get free prescriptions in a couple of weeks lol
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