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http://saarp.net/ South African Association of Retired Persons.
I myself have joined them it is free to join and one is given a pensioners discount card. (Although I have still to find a place that I can use it.)
They also send out a newsletter and there are a lot of tips in it.
Some information for the members was sent in from another gentleman.
I phoned the British passport office yesterday to find out how renewal of my wife’s passport was going and I was told it was in the system and would take 4 to 6 weeks. He said that on the 7th April the cost for overseas applicants was reducing by 45 pounds.
He also said if you are in London and go to the passport office it takes 4 hours to renew a passport.> https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports prices for new passports.
Another Gentleman sent this to me.>
You are quite right about the NHS and visiting expats. I experienced this last year while I was visiting my family. I fell ill with bronchial problems. I actually had pneumonia. Southampton hospital after being informed I was from overseas, just gave me some anti-biotic s and sent me away. No doctor was prepared to examine me! I had to return to SA in a w/chair and was hospitalized immediately on return with sever pneumonia. So the buggers are quite prepared to let you die should you require treatment while visiting family in the UK should you be unfortunate enough to fall ill while visiting!
From another lady Pensioner.>
May I add my two cents worth to the Life Certificates? I had to complete one late last year and as I was ill at the time I left it until the last moment. I sent the document, duly completed by the Police here in Somerset West, paid for it to be sent registered post, but it took over 2 weeks to reach the UK. Needless to say my pension did not arrive and I sent fax after fax after fax and hung on the phone for about 5 minutes without speaking to a soul. Eventually my pension, which I desperately need, arrived 3 weeks late. NOT an experience to be repeated. Maybe a word of warning to all might be helpful.
From Norma, I would like to add that if phoning the overseas pensions dept. , try to phone late in the day perhaps 1 hour before closing, each time I have phoned I have got through right away, it is not so busy then.
A laugh a day keeps the doctor away.
This is just Too funny – but scary how true it is!!!
If my body was a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model.
I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull...
But that's not the worst of it.
My headlights are out of focus, and it's especially hard to see things up close.
My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.
My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins.
It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently.
But here's the worst of it.
Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter,
Either My Radiator Leaks or My Exhaust Backfires!
We are once more in the media well done ICBP
From another of our members a Mr & Mrs Tony & Crystal Webb.
On a different topic, I would be pleased to assist any members who may be looking for disability-related information.
You can download earlier newsletters from the NEWS tab on http://thespongeproject.yolasite.com
Your comments on our project always welcome..
Please place your comments, on the newspaper articles as the more we comment the more exposure we get.
Also Simon Read, the journalist is on our side, please if you can, thank him and show your support.
Perhaps other journalists will jump on the bandwagon if they see Simon getting all our support.
If you wish to join the BPiA or the CABP please fill in the pamphlets on this site, copy and print then send by email or post to the address’s attached.
Please remember to say who has referred you.
Norma Maloney CABP membership number 50314
or Norma Maloney BPiA membership number 8177
Stay Strong and think positive that we will win this fight.
Warm Regards Norma Maloney email@example.com Tell: (016)366-0199
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