Mandy Yyilmazz

Applying for Turkish state pension

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My husband was born in Turkey and worked there before moving to the UK when we got married 20+ years ago. We heard he could apply for a pension in Turkey if he paid a lump sum (which I assume will be equal to the contributions he has missed). Does anyone know anything about this? We heard he has to get a paper re his NI contributions in Uk but not sure what to ask for.

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Hi Mandy...This i've copied & pasted from my Work Permit file....

13B]…..TURKISH PENSION  AFTER WORKING IN THE UK & TURKEY.

Q…If you’ve worked in the UK and paid taxes then relocated to Turkey & worked there & paid into the Turkish tax system ,is it possible to combine the UK & Turkish payments to obtain a Turkish pension?.

A… Turkish Citizens can transfer NI contributions to SGK but only if they were Turkish at the time they carried out the work in the UK. That means most workers who acquired citizenship after relocating to Turkey  will not at this time be able to.
See the info in the SGK link below..

http://www.sgk.gov.tr/wps/portal/sgk/en/detail/foreign_services 

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