UK state pension regulations in Social Security Posted October 22, 2021 3 hours ago, graham59 said: I receive my UK gov. pension here, no problem (since 2018). They know I'm a permanent resident here. They are very pleasant and helpful on their freephone number. Your NI number is the most important bit of info they need...plus of course, your bank details. I actually have mine paid into an online bank, then remit it to myself, here in the Phils. Very simple. Don't mind me asking, but how do they know you're a permanent resident there? Did they ask for anything more than an address?