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    • linda1949
    • By linda1949 4th Dec 17, 10:18 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 10:18 PM
    Linda1949 4th Dec 17 at 10:18 PM
    I have paid national insurance since I was 16. For a few years I paid the small married women's stamp and do not receive the full state pension because of this. I feel this is very unfair as I get around £40 less a week than the full state pension. Is this correct or should I be getting full state pension. Have been retired for 9 years and this has always bugged me!!
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    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 6th Dec 17, 6:48 AM
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    This thread must have one of the vaguest titles on MSE forums.
    Originally posted by westv
    It's quite common that thread title and username are identical on threads by new users.

    I find it bizarre.
    • linda1949
    • By linda1949 6th Dec 17, 10:16 AM
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    Hi
    From 16-21 I paid full stamp then 2 years small stamp then I was part time for a a couple of years so not sure if I paid a full stamp then! (but thought my husband's contribution counted as I brought up the children. Then worked until I was 60 so I think I have paid at least 35.
    • linda1949
    • By linda1949 6th Dec 17, 10:18 AM
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    Hi Must be a lot of people with name Linda and dob then! Just one I could remember at my age!
    • linda1949
    • By linda1949 6th Dec 17, 10:29 AM
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    Atush - thank you. Will look into changing it. Just looked but can't see anything to change username. Any ideas?
    Last edited by linda1949; 06-12-2017 at 10:54 AM.
    • linda1949
    • By linda1949 6th Dec 17, 10:34 AM
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    Thanks Ermine - But I had paid full NI contributions when I divorced and was working to keep my 2 young children and thereafter till I retired!
    • bob_a_builder
    • By bob_a_builder 6th Dec 17, 11:10 AM
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    Atush - thank you. Will look into changing it. Just looked but can't see anything to change username. Any ideas?
    Nothing wrong with your user name.
    The comment was related to the Title of this thread
    ( scroll up a bit to see it)
    The Thread title is same as your username, rather than something related to your particular question, which would be more normal as a Thread title

    You can change the Thread title by editing the original post , and using the Go Advanced button
    Last edited by bob_a_builder; 06-12-2017 at 11:17 AM.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 6th Dec 17, 11:12 AM
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    Hi
    From 16-21 I paid full stamp then 2 years small stamp then I was part time for a a couple of years so not sure if I paid a full stamp then! (but thought my husband's contribution counted as I brought up the children. Then worked until I was 60 so I think I have paid at least 35.
    Originally posted by linda1949

    I may have missed it, but have you said what you actually get ? As you retired before 2010 you would have needed 39 full years to qualify for the full amount of 'basic' state pension then.
    • ermine
    • By ermine 6th Dec 17, 12:25 PM
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    Thanks Ermine - But I had paid full NI contributions when I divorced and was working to keep my 2 young children and thereafter till I retired!
    Originally posted by linda1949
    You said that

    From 16-21 I paid full stamp then 2 years small stamp then I was part time for a a couple of years
    if you were not working for the 2 years small stamp then it is possible Home Responsibilties Protection may have applied. After you divorced you will get the normal SP accrual because you were paying NI at the same rate as anyone else.
    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 6th Dec 17, 12:38 PM
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    What does your March letter from DWP show for

    Basic State Pension

    Additional State pension

    Graduated Pension?
    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 6th Dec 17, 12:43 PM
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    Have you checked that the NI info they have for you is correct? And that they have the correct date for your divorce. An error like this is very rare so just clutching at straws
    • atush
    • By atush 7th Dec 17, 9:13 AM
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    Nothing wrong with your user name.
    The comment was related to the Title of this thread
    ( scroll up a bit to see it)
    The Thread title is same as your username, rather than something related to your particular question, which would be more normal as a Thread title

    You can change the Thread title by editing the original post , and using the Go Advanced button
    Originally posted by bob_a_builder
    It can become a problem over time as additional information is added was my point. And yes changing the hread title will gain more readers and information
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