I had opted for payment every 13-weeks. So, I was NOT expecting any payments till December 2018.
Then I got a brown envelope from the UK in the mail Thursday. I knew at once that it was about my pension.
Wow. They had made a preliminary payment, kind of to check the bank transfer, for just 9-days.
I checked my bank. Wow. It was there. Though it was for but 9 days, it made me smile. I could just about even by a Nikon 50mm Prime Lens with that. That is better than a kick in the teeth.
I have nothing but awe, respect and loyalty to my British Government. They have always done RIGHT by me and what more can you ask for.