It is also a very good idea for you to do a “my state pension” forecast and or something called a BR19. You can use these links to help you with your ‘basic state pension’:
Check your State Pension amount:
Check your National Insurance history to ensure you get the maximum State Pension:
Follow the instructions to see a page that looks like and includes the following:
If you click on ‘View your National Insurance Record’ you can view your full record, download the record and identify any gaps. For those who don’t have a pre-6/4/16 NI record, to qualify for the full basic state pension, you'll usually need at least 10 qualifying years on your National Insurance record to get any State Pension. You'll need 35 qualifying years to get the full new State Pension. You'll get a proportion of the new State Pension if you have between 10 and 35 qualifying years.
There has, over the last few years been some significant tate pension changes effecting the UK’s old age pension and pension age uk. These changes are also affecting a great many people, women in particular and there is a movement called Women Against State Pension Inequality. For WASPI latest please see here:
Will WASPI succeed? We suspect not.
Your DWP pensions, the state pension 2019, bereavement allowance, state pension married couple, maximum pension contribution, state retirement age and maximum state pension, are just some of the areas we can give further help.