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    • desrover
    • By desrover 12th Oct 17, 2:57 AM
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    Buying NI years
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    • 12th Oct 17, 2:57 AM
    Buying NI years 12th Oct 17 at 2:57 AM
    Hi,

    I am currently working in Asia.
    I am thinking about purchasing extra years for my state pension.

    I am 46 years old and worked in the UK until I moved overseas in august 2013.

    I have 24 years of full contributions.

    My current estimate is 100.56

    My state pension forecast is 159.55 if I contribute another 13 years.

    My COPE amount is 38.30.

    I was contracted out for many years.

    Is it possible to buy pre-2016 years to increase my future state pension?
    I think I am currently eligible for the class 2 option.

    I will be returning to the UK in the next few years but I will probably not work 13 years so would prefer to buy extra years now if possible.

    Many thanks for your responses.
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 12th Oct 17, 9:04 AM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 9:04 AM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 9:04 AM
    Buying pre 2016 years will add to your entitlement as you currently have less than 30.
    www.helpforheroes.org.uk/donations.html
    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 12th Oct 17, 9:18 AM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 9:18 AM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 9:18 AM
    https://www.royallondon.com/Global/documents/GoodWithYourMoney/TOPPING-UP-YOUR-STATE-PENSION-GUIDE.pdf
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