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Increased OAP for dependants

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by johncar54, May 24, 2019.

  1. johncar54
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    johncar54 Member

    I just saw a letter from DWP that says as from April 2020 those pensioners who are getting the £70 pw or there abouts, for dependants, will cease to do so

    That was the first I had heard about it, but maybe that is because we live in Spain and a snail mail letter from DWP might be on its way to me!
  2. johncar54
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    Just had another confirmation that I will be loosing the £70 per week dependants allowance in April which I have been getting since March 2006

    just in passing. Unlike most other retirees from
    U.K. living in Spain, I am obliged to pay U.K. tax on crown pension. I do not have a vote on U.K. As from a couple of years ago my U.K. crown pension is ‘taken into consideration but not taxed’ in spain. Thus I start paying spanish tax rate of 29% on my OAP from the first euro as I do not get any tax free allowance. Result my Spanish tax bill increased from 1,100 € a year to 2,800 .

    i am getting to like living on bread and water. !! !
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  3. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    How do I go about getting my OAP dependant's allowance (backdated ?) for my Mrs here in the Phils ?

    Oh, and then there is our 4 year-old son. :)
  4. johncar54
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    I believe the OAP dependants allowance was terminated for marriages after 2010.

    We married in 2006. It was then £50 p.w.

    We continued to receive it in Spain. As I said it will though stop April 2020
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  5. DavidAlma
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    DavidAlma Well-Known Member

    Stupid question, but how does one know if they are getting the dependants allowance?
  6. johncar54
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    David. One was required to apply for it. Each year the notice regarding what amount of pension would be paid the following year, showed the allowance separately
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