It is truly a great pity that many people from around the world have not stepped forward to claim what is rightfully theirs. At some stage of their lives, they were gainfully employed, had a steady or full-time job, in other words, and always paid their taxes, somehow or another. It is even a greater pity that there are many underprivileged men and women around the world that seem to believe that a pension during their twilight years is beyond their reach.
There are numerous circumstances to ponder as to why this seems to be hopelessly the case. But let this story take a different turn. Let this be the beginning of a positive change of affairs, because the fact of the matter is that everyone, no matter what their circumstances, can have a pension. While there are still many countries around the world that are not offering their citizens full and proper pensions like most ‘first world’ countries do, there are ways and means of circumventing this shortcoming.
If you are a UK citizen, perhaps just recently confirmed, then consider yourself to be quite privileged. It does not matter what amount you are eligible for at this stage, there is a way of finding this out, you are eligible to collect a pension to look after yourself during your non-productive years. Now, if you are a UK citizen, then the dwp phone number pensions boards are for you. Phone the number if you are not sure what is expected of you at this stage.
But if you are not a UK citizen, then do not despair, because the DWP International number is for you as well. If you are a US citizen, then you can make enquiries on how you can collect your pension. If you are hard of hearing, hearing impaired, hearing disabled or even deaf, then do not worry. You need not worry about phoning at this stage, because you can always write. Website information is standing by on the correct addresses, depending on your location, that your letter needs to go to.
Thankfully, many of you, no matter what your circumstances are, are already up to speed with how the internet works. You are in the swing of things and very much an active part of what is known as the Internet of Things today. Do not bother yourself with a phone call, not knowing how long you may have to wait on hold, or writing a letter destined for snail mail, send an email instead. Or make enquiries via social media contact details provided in certain instances.
And should you ever get through only to find that, for reasons that will be explained, you are not eligible for a state pension then all is not lost. Information is available on how you can go about acquiring a privately funded pension through a number of channels. If you are employed or running your own business you will be able to afford the required contributions.