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starone | 22:20 Fri 25th Oct 2013 | Civil
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So a person dies who lives overseas and receives a retirement pension from this country and supposing the surviving partner does not inform the appropriate authority - will the pension still go on being paid into the bank or is there some way in which that authority will find out about the death without actually informing them. Just asking and a trifle suspicious. Will probably have to don my bullying cape!

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The probability is that the pension will continue. If the death is registered at a British Consulate rather than just locally then that might get back to the DWP but not to a private pension provider
22:34 Fri 25th Oct 2013
The probability is that the pension will continue.

If the death is registered at a British Consulate rather than just locally then that might get back to the DWP but not to a private pension provider
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Thanks dzug. I thought that would be the case. I am also thinking it would be classed as benefit fraud. I wonder if this happens a lot - it could be a loophole in our wonderful (?) benefits system.
Agree with the previous post. Have read newpaper reports of court cases where people have been caught out in the past after a long time. Did she have her own Bank account for the Pension to be paid into? If so he will need to go through the correct procedures with them to get any funds in the account and once the account is closed any future credits would be returned by them advising payer that the account holder was deceased.
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definitely fraud - since immortality has not been described I would have thought the authorities would eventually find out

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