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    • quickoldfart
    • By quickoldfart 19th Nov 19, 4:12 PM
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    NI contributions to receive full state pension
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    • 19th Nov 19, 4:12 PM
    NI contributions to receive full state pension 19th Nov 19 at 4:12 PM
    Please can any of you Knowledgeable chaps put me straight on What I think might happen with Mine and my Wife's Pensions. as we may have an opportunity to retire early (buy a boat and !!!!!! off)
    Me: aged 59, I according to the Gov site I have 37 years of contributions (I had 6 years out of the country not contributing) it is my belief that I will receive full state pension at retirement age?
    I am currently self employed paying a set amount of NI per month, I assume that if I stop earning, I can also stop contributing?

    The Wife: aged 49, she has worked pretty constantly apart from about 1 year when she was made redundant, but did claim benefits, I haven't yet checked but I guess she will have 33 years to her credit. Would I be right in thinking that she may need to pay voluntary contributions for a couple of years to top it up to the magical 35 years of contributions, either that or receive a reduced pension.

    Or if we are only away 6 months of the year, and get work (pay stamp) for the remaining 6 months, do those 2 x 6 months of contributions count as 1 year

    Many thanks in advance

    Pete
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 19th Nov 19, 4:17 PM
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    • 19th Nov 19, 4:17 PM
    The number of years is not relevant, I have 42 years and do not receive the "full" pension, anyone with a pre 2016 history is on a hybrid scheme. You need to get a full pension forecast and tell us exactly what it says.
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    • Londonlisa12
    • By Londonlisa12 19th Nov 19, 4:54 PM
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    • 19th Nov 19, 4:54 PM
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    • 19th Nov 19, 4:54 PM
    2 X 6 months will not count, but paying voluntary to make up the shortfall in any or both will.

    The wife should not be thinking of "buying" 2 voluntary years until she gets way nearer to the then at least 67 age to receive state pension.

    Get a forecast or phone them they will tell you exactly where you stand.
    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 19th Nov 19, 6:48 PM
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    • 19th Nov 19, 6:48 PM
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    • 19th Nov 19, 6:48 PM
    https://www.gov.uk/check-state-pension
    • bostonerimus
    • By bostonerimus 19th Nov 19, 7:49 PM
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    • 19th Nov 19, 7:49 PM
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    • 19th Nov 19, 7:49 PM
    Check you contributions record on the HMRC web site and then ask for an official NI contributions record. Then you will be able to assess what to do next.
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