Entitlement to Government Pension

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Pensions, Annuities & Retirement Planning
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Graeme7777Graeme7777 Forumite
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Hi,

What is the minimum number of years that one has to work before one is eligible for a government pension?

Also, is the amount of the government pension in any way linked to the income tax or national insurance contributions that one has paid?

Thanks!

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  • EdInvestorEdInvestor
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    Graeme7777 wrote: »
    What is the minimum number of years that one has to work before one is eligible for a government pension?Also, is the amount of the government pension in any way linked to the income tax or national insurance contributions that one has paid?
    The state pensions are based on national insurance contributions and earnings.You need a minimum of 30 years NI conts for the basic state pension if you retire after 2010.The state 2nd pension top up will vary based on your income.

    Get an individual forecast here: https://www.thepensionservice.gov.uk
    Trying to keep it simple...;)
  • Graeme7777Graeme7777 Forumite
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    I may have my facts incorrect but I've heard something about needing to have worked for a minimum of 10 years before becoming eligible for a state pension. Can someone please tell me more?

    Thanks!
  • CLAPTONCLAPTON Forumite
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    If you become of pensionable age after april 2010
    Then to get the maximum state pension you need 30 years contributions
    There was a 10 year min rule but has has been abolished

    best to check the website given by EdInvestor for full detasils
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