Im now oficially an Old Git

  1. TechnicAl

    TechnicAl Member

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    Got an Invitation to apply for my State Pension today.....that must make me offically old....My eldest questioned whether I was taking it........Of course Im taking it, its mine, Ive paid in for 40 years and many of those years were at the maximum limit....I dont think of it as Benefits...

    No idea how much it is but I know the taxman will take 20% of it (or whatever the tax rate is these days)
     
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  2. 8ob

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    Should have just enough to eat, sleep and lick the windows on the inside of the special bus then :laughing:. Got a letter from the council saying that I am entitled to trips in the special bus, don’t think they would appreciate the tools and the dawgs .


    Bob

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  3. Cobbler

    Cobbler Codger bodger

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    Don’t forget your bus pass Al, very useful. We use it all the time while we are away in the camper van.
     
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  4. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    You're still allowed personal tax allowances. Get free prescriptions too.
     
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  5. rtcosic

    rtcosic Member

    Welsh bus passes don't work in England.

    Grrr!

    (But we've had free prescriptions ever since those 3 extra voters in Carmarthen voted for the Wives And Girlfriends)
     
  6. ibrooks Member

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    I suspect the tyre might be more of an issue ;)
     
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  7. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    At what age is it you get asked for a stool sample... mine must be coming up soon?!
     
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  8. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    I have 3 pensions including the state one, And the tax all three, Very annoying,
     
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  9. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah, Poo-Sticks. I think mine was 64 years and every 2 years.
     
  10. Hood

    Hood Forum Supporter

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    50 in Scotland.
     
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  11. Cobbler

    Cobbler Codger bodger

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    Heard it referred to as “filling in the advent calendar”
     
  12. gaz1

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    I gather the grandad slippers will be coming out and also the grandad white vest then :D
     
  13. gerrymoore

    gerrymoore CNC expert (well, getting there!)

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    I love my state pension.......seems like free money every 4 weeks......what's not to like???
     
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  14. TechnicAl

    TechnicAl Member

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    Ive already had my second one of those. Its 60, then 63.....I think...........Ive also had a Aorta scan (65) and a bone scan (think that was 63)........I didnt realise youre Aorta was in the stomach region....I thought it was your heart....so when she started rubbing my belly I wondered what was going off..
     
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  15. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    I think I've been going down hill since turning 40......it's just now the hill is getting steeper and faster........hahaha

    70 can still be fun........hahaha
     
  16. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

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    Nor did I until now!
     
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  17. gaz1

    gaz1 Member

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    wait till you get to your 50s heard it goes even faster:whistle:
     
  18. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    The problem with being retired, is you never get a day off!!
    RonA
     
  19. nickk Member

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    Age or the stool ?:D
     
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  20. 8ob

    8ob Member

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    Send off a canine sample with a covering letter explaining you have been feeling a bit ruff :)

    Can anyone actually survive on a standard state pension and have enough spare to do other things :dontknow:

    Bob
     
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