If a Danish pensioner lives outside of Europe, he must survive on basic pension of less than 6.000 DKK per month less tax to Denmark, will lose his/her right to vote and must take out a private health insurance.
However, if the same person moves to a country within Europe, he or she will get all the extra pension allowances and free public health insurance on top.
If you find this unfair, you can sign a petition online established by Kurt Rosenberg Rasmussen on http://www.skrivunder.net/pension_uden_granser
For Kurt Rosenberg Rasmussen, and 377 other Danes who have signed the petition, it is unjustified why there should be this difference. A Danish pensioner who supported the creation of today’s welfare state should have the right to choose freely, where he or she would like to reside when receiving the pension they are entitled to.
“Under the current regulations, these pensioners pendle back and forth between Denmark and Thailand every six months just to maintain their right to their Danish pension in full plus the various other allowances,” he writes.
He even points out, that as the Danish state would gain from having these pensioners living outside the country, it could be a benefit for all – also the ones who choose to stay in Denmark – to sign his petition.
Not surprisingly, a number of the 377 people who have so far signed their support for the move to have the regulations changed, live in Thailand … as many days per year as they legally can, of course.
To support the cause and read his full argument, click here: