Early retirement for UK national
Hi, I'm sure I can't be the only Brit living in Belgium who has asked for early retirement, so I'm asking for your help, advice to get me through the process.
My predicament: worked almost 24 years here in Belgium, worked 17 years for the NHS in the UK. The national pension offices here in Belgium (ONP) tell me I'm eligible for retirement (early), OK so let's go for it, that was more than a year ago. To be fair I'm still on severance pay from the company who let me go but that ends in Nov 2017. The ONP suggest to retire from 1st Dec 2017, that depends of course on the UK authorities communicating my previous UK work history and superannuation contributions with the ONP. That's where everything goes floppy. The ONP have written to the Department for Works and Pensions at Tyneview Park-Newcastle several times to ask them to fill in 3 forms but as to date the ONP have had zero replies.
Anyone out there had similar experiences? if so what are the solutions?