Applying for the pension whilst overseas
Boy oh boy, where do you start and will it ever finish?
I am approaching next month the highlight of my life ... retirement. The end of a journey of working 35 years in the lucky country (Australia). I live overseas with my wife and family, so as I do some research I find that I am entitled to the pension. The hiccup is I need to return to Perth to apply (no problem) apart from airfares and two week prison time (virus), then they want me to remain in Australia for two years before it becomes portable.
I know a lot of you are going to say the money is for Australia in Australia. I am not asking for anything that we pensioners are not entitled to am I? Even if they pay half for the first two years. I can't afford to live in Australia if the pension pays for it. I have been thinking maybe I find a crime that has two years to it. Do it and get lodgings and three meals a day and a gym ... sorry about the rant. I am pissed with the system and I'm now going to the beach shack with my caring wife to have a beer.