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Retirement options in France

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Hi Everyone,

I am looking for advice from someone who has worked in France up to retirement age.

My situation is:

I moved to France 12 years ago and continued to pay my UK class 3 contributions up to the maximum required to give me a full UK state pension. I have worked in France for 12 years and paid my cotisations towards my French pension. I would be interested to hear from anyone who has been in a similar situation and taken retirement in France. I am trying to find out what my options are over the next 10 years.


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Global careers....

My husband is just turning 62 and retiring. We've worked in the UK (back in the late 70s!), in the France (80-86) and since in the US. My husband is retiring end of April, and we're in the process of moving permanently to France. (We've been here several months/year for the last 5 years.)

A couple of years ago, we had our 'dossiers de carrière" done at our local CRAMCO. They contacted the US, and got all that info; they got no response from the UK (typique, quoi!). They were going to go ahead to get him his pension at that point, but he decided to keep working for another two years. So he's putting in his "demande de retrait" at the end of this month.

So yes, go and see the folk in question. In person, if you can. The lady we've been talking to said they've a fair number of folk who've had global careers, and she seemed pretty used to it. And they'll be able to tell you if you can go ahead at 60, or need to wait until 62.

Hope this helps!

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