The future pension service hanging up
in Pensions, annuities & retirement planning
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I am trying desperately to fill in the gaps in my national insurance record by paying the shortfalls in various years as last week mse program advised. In order to pay, it's not clear what to do apart from contact the future pension service. Tried this three times. Each time the phone is hung up/cut off immediately. Same for the general hmrc number. What's going on, how can I pay?
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I too have been trying to contact the Future Pensions Service unsuccessfully. I have rang and sent 2 emails on the gov.uk system, no acknowledgement. I have also emailed the DWP Independent Complaints office so am waiting to see if I get a response.
Can anyone shed any light on this?
My query to discuss is:- I took early retirement to help look after grandchildren 2009. Also did 2 yrs Fostering but didn't pay NI because I had full years up to 2009.
My forecast says
35 full years
£146.85 est based NI to 5.4.22
£162.72 if contribute to 5.4.25
£173.30 if pay shortfalls.
Why does it say I have full years but I am not on the full pension?
Any advice would be great.
Thanks for your advice. I've been trawling the Internet and come across COPE GMP and NI modification. Its a minefield, a lot to take in! I don't know why they insinuate that full 35 years is all you need to get a full pension. Clearly not. Minefield, a lot to take in! I will look into the child care credits too but don't want it to grossly affect my daughters pension in the future.