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MONDAY'S ALL MEMBERS


Monday, 13 August 2018



Colleagues,

unfortunately, CHARLIE MEIGHAN is a bit worse for wear at present, so visiting has been curtailed.

He's a little up and down at present so; please keep an eye on the MF&RS Ex Members News page for updates, saves me sending bulk mail.

Our esteemed colleague BRIAN LOVELADY's funeral details as follows;

DAY FRIDAY
DATE 24th
TIME11.00
@
St John Stones Church 7 Sandbrook Rd, Ainsdale, Southport PR8 3RN

THEN
12.00
@ SOUTHPORT CREMATORIUM

GOD BLESS MATE
p.s. just confirming that; following my major faux pas last month, Ray Lovelady is still in great health and asks not to be addressed as Lazarus!

My very good friend, Pete Hitchmough, not the biggest of our retirees, not in height anyway, has this unbelievable ability not to do things in small ways.

Many will be aware that; a few years ago he almost collared a one way ticket to the wrong place. Well, he’s at it again.
Just been informed, he has just undergone triple by-pass surgery and as there was a special by one get one free offer, he selected an additional New Heart Valve!!!

Peter’s Hit Man and family friend, Harry “bit o’ this, bit o’ that” Taylor tells me Pete had a few difficult days, but is on the mend.

No visitors, as yet, but those wishing to send a Get Well Card/Message can send it via H to;
Mr Pete Hitchmough
c/o Mr H Taylor
33 Breckside Park
Liverpool
L6 4DJ

Hope to see you back on your feet A.S.A.P. Peter

Now the more fortunate one’s amongst us

Sports & Social Lucky So& So’s for August

AMOUNT
£370
D JONES (don’t know which one)

AMOUNT £308
DAVE BRADBURY

AMOUNT £185
PHIL PENRITH

AMOUNT £154
PAUL SMITH (? think its 'im)

AMOUNT £77
JOHN FITZGERALD
MALLY SWANN

Monthly meeting 29th AUGUST
‘@ OUR NEW VENUE
THE GREEN ROOM

Keep well

Matty


BRIAN LOVELADY FUNERAL DETAILS


Friday, 10 August 2018

Our esteemed colleague BRIAN LOVELADY's funeral details as follows;

DAY FRIDAY
DATE 24th
TIME11.00
@
St John Stones Church 7 Sandbrook Rd, Ainsdale, Southport PR8 3RN

THEN
12.00
@ SOUTHPORT CREMATORIUM

GOD BLESS MATE


S&S LIFE INSURANCE AND CAR BREAKDOWN COVER


Tuesday, 04 July 2017

Colleagues,

for those retirees still covered by the Sports & Social Life Insurance, it is now run by;
Waltons Insurance Brokers Limited
6th Floor
St Nicholas House
Old Church Yard
Liverpool
L2 8TX      Tel: 0151 236 4488

The included Car Break Down Cover is now provided by;
Silver Knight
Phone Number 0344 3245678
Quote policy number GRP/RS/170501


STROKE SUPPORT


Monday, 01 August 2016

VERY IMPORTANT INFO REF:

STROKE SUPPORT


Tom Deveney has forwarded some info with regard to;

Support following a STROKE.


Just copy & paste/type


SUEvivor.co.uk


into GOOGLE.


Plenty of info on Web-page



It's free and located on Wirral



Bi-Weekly meetings ... Mayer Hall
The Village, Bebington,
CH63 7PL

Telephone: 07414214999



e.mail; sue@SUEvivor.co.uk



kirsty@SUEvivor.co.uk


WIDOW'S HALF UPDATE, POSITIVE NEWS


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Colleagues,


after considerable enquiries, I have been given the following information, from YOUR PENSION SERVICES, regarding; WIDOWS HALF ENTITLEMENT.


As most, if not all, retirees, who are members of our Association, are in the 1992 (and subsequent amendments to) FIREMANS PENSION SCHEME;


When you sadly go on your final detachment, your WIDOW will receive the oft term WIDOWS HALF (Its not half, but usually slightly more).


I WAS ALWAYS OF THE OPINION THAT ONCE YOU DIVORCED, THE WIDOWS HALF WAS WITHDRAWN.(WRONG!!!)


INFO RECEIVED;



If you have been divorced and re-married, YOUR PRESENT WIFE would still receive the WIDOWS HALF.



If you remarry after retiring, again, your present wife would receive the WIDOWS HALF, but slightly/marginally less. (The pension provider has a formula to fit)



Obviously, IF, after your demise your Widow re-marries or sets up a common law situation, SHE WOULD LOSE THE PENSION.



Hope this helps




Can I add, in recent years we have had some of our members who have lived over the brush/common law relationships. Alas, they have died and their pension has died with them..........................GIVE IT A THOUGHT (if this may be you)


STATE PENSION FROM 2016


Tuesday, 07 April 2015

Colleagues,

this info has been updated following info received and a conversation with the DWP.

NEW STATE PENSION 2016 (IMPORTANT)

Colleagues,

as most will be aware, The STATE PENSION is to be modified from April 6th 2016 .

The DWP has forecast that those aged 65 (or whatever age the Government set as the age for retirement) on or after this date will receive circa £148.

This figure encompasses any additional benefits/add ons that are claimed by present claimants.

Firefighters (all ranks) at present, with sufficient No of NI Contributions, receive circa £117 (those with some SERPS contributions get a little more)

Right, Fire Service retirees, who attain 65, as above, WILL NOT get the £148.

Due to being contracted out, because you receive an employer's pension, the sum you will receive should remain around the £117 mark.



UPDATED APRIL 7th 2015

"straight from the horses mouth" and who am I to say Dave Dooley looks like a horse?


Dave forwarded me the following, after calling the DWP;


Most retirees who will be entitled to commence receiving a state pension on or after April 6th 2016 will receive a figure circa £117.

further info;

To ensure queries are kept to a minimum I also had a word with the DWP and a very courteous lad informed me that;

The minimum figure is £113.10 which is achieved by paying 30 years of National Insurance contributions.

The lower figure on the paperwork you receive will not come into being until after 2023 and will be determined once again by; contributions along with factors concerning whether the recipient is part of a private or employer pension scheme.

He also gave me two snippets that will assist those concerned;

1) The figure the recipient will receive is the figure on page 1 on the forecast sent to them, this is the larger of the two figures on page 2.

2) The DWP have brought the problem of having two figures on one forecast to the attention of the Government department and in the near future, only the figure that the recipient receives will be shown

Hope this helps.

The 'phone No given was incorrect, he No is 0191 2183600

Also, it may benefit some, to receive their pension weekly as you're usually just informed that you'll get it monthly (in arrears) without an option for weekly payment.

I followed the advice of a friend and rang the DWP stating my financial situation needed me to get my pension weekly and I do.

Matty


GETTING ON THE CODGERS SITE


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Not on the Codgers?????

Type CODGERS999 into GOOGLE,

FOLLOW LINKS

REGISTER

USE THE USA form of Date of Birth MONTH/DAY/YEAR

Later that day/next day; You will get a Welcome Letter on the main page, red tick in the envelope, top of page.

You must respond/reply to the message to confirm your ID

If you used to be on the site and can't get back on.

USE A DIFFERENT E-MAIL ADDRESS THAN YOUR ORIGINAL, you can have as many e-mails as you wish.

USE A DIFFERENT USER NAME and remember them.

Register as a New user.

Use the Americanform of DoB month/day/year

Await for a tick on the inbox envelope on the main page

Respond to the message to check your ID

Any probs

Let me know

Just off to Gay Paris, secretary's (AKA The Wife) birthday, tomorrow

Matty


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