Citizens Advice Bureau

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LOCAL INFORMATION

9.8.16.L3
UK  old age pensions

Extent: Jersey
December 1999
Updated 1 November 2013
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Calculating pension entitlement

1.  Where a client has worked in Jersey and in other reciprocal jurisdictions (including the UK), the pension will be a percentage of a full pension based on the number of years worked and the total contributions record.

2.  In the UK the normal minimum number of years for a pension entitlement is eleven out of a possible maximum forty-four, giving a 25% UK pension. Under the agreement with Jersey, if the aggregate of contributions in the UK and Jersey exceed the minimum eleven, then a UK pension will be paid. 

3. People close to retirement age, having paid contributions outside Jersey, should consult the Social Security Department for details of likely entitlement.

Queries regarding UK pensions for Jersey residents

4.  Contact

The International Pension Centre
Tyneview Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE98 1BA

Telephone 0191 218 7777

National Insurance number and full name will be required.

UK pensions payable in Jersey

5. Jersey residents in receipt of a UK pension may receive payment by direct bank transfer, or at a Post Office using a pension book.

UK / Jersey pensioners leaving Jersey

6.  Anyone in receipt of a UK or Jersey pension who moves away from Jersey must notify the Social Security Department, and The International Pension Centre of their new address so that payment may continue.