50Twuncle wrote: »
I wrote to DWP almost three weeks ago to get (in writing) exactly how I stand - if I pay, almost £5k in contributions to make up my missing years - guess what ?
No reply !http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/pensions/article-5600541/Officials-admit-say-state-pension-work.html worries me somewhat.....
Any sign of the legislation re Ill Health Pensions - pmlindyloo ?
WhenIam64 wrote: »
When you say a "problem" because you are short 8 years, have you checked your State Pension Forecast online - which you can do now. https://www.gov.uk/check-state-pension
AFAIK it is 35 years now and not 40 but the forecast will tell you.
50Twuncle wrote: »
I finally managed to access my records on-line !Summary
years of full contributions
years to contribute before 5 April 2030
years when you did not contribute enough
p00hsticks wrote: »
This sounds like your NI record - have you also got a state pension forecast ? This should tell you the monetary amount your current NI record will get you in terms of a pension.
From what you've said so far, as a civil servant you'll have been contracted out for some time, so your 'starting amount' calculated at the point the new State Pension was introduced was most likely using the old calculation, and as you had over 30 years NI would be around £120.
In this case, getting any pre-2016 NI credits wouldn't increase your pension amount.
Each NI year you can buy/get creditted from 6/4/16 up to 5/4/30 will increase your pension by 1/35th of the full amount (so around £4.70 a week) until it reaches the maximum - currently £164.34).
Your state pension foreast will confirm your current value and tell you how many more years you need.
poppy12345 wrote: »
If your area is a full UC area you won't be able to claim ESA. They ask for your wifes details because you claim as a couple.
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