Hi to everyone:D
I know this sounds like a bit of a daft question, but as we were walking around Cloudy and Cold (with a little break of sun coming thru the clouds) Boston, my wife and I were discussing our favourite subject - Oz. It was the usual stuff really - Are we doing the right thing, what are the pros and cons (the pros seem to outweigh the cons), do we want to stay in Boston for the rest of our lives etc etc. One of us mentioned pensions and before you know it there we were, having already fast-forwarded to the next 20 years, retired and well into our 'beige' period!! Here's the question (it's not about beige tho..) - If you become a permanent resident, does the state (when you do retire) grant you an 'old-age' pension like in the UK? If so, (we'll not be 65 for a good 18 years) but on what will the payments depend? Is there anyone who can clarify and add to this please? I guess we maybe seeing too far into the future, but we would hate to do all the complicated stuff to get out there, then work there for the next 18 years and then find out that we won't get a pension when we retire (perhaps I'm making it sound a little complicated but....you know what I mean?)
We're going to go onto the official Immigration dept site but we wondered if anyone could give us an indication. Cheers and remember, one item of beige is OK (after it's a Summer colour) but once you get into beige slip-ons, you're on the 'slippery slope' (actually I have more than my fair share :oso I think I'm well on the way - hence the question about pensions).