Q: What happens when I retire?

A: We would recommend The International Pension Centre (IPC), which deals with claims to State Pension, Bereavement Benefits, benefits for Industrial Injuries and diseases, contribution-based Jobseekers Allowance, Maternity Allowance and Incapacity Benefit for people living outside the UK and those living in the UK who have lived or worked in other countries that apply the European Community (EC) rules on social security or in a country that has a Reciprocal Social Security Agreement with the UK

IPC also deals with Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for people living outside the UK and those living in the UK who have lived or worked in other countries that apply the European Community (EC) rules on Social Security.

If you get one of these benefits and live in another country that applies the EC rules on social security, IPC may also issue a form to cover you and your family for health care at UK expense. Healthcare will be provided on the same terms as a resident of the EEA country, such as Bulgaria.

To claim pension, you may visit http://www.thepensionservice.gov.uk/contactus/home.asp

You may continue employment after retirement. Minimum retirement age possible: Male – 60.5 years, Females – 55 years; Maximum retirement age: 65 years both Males and Females.