How many years NI do I need for a full pension?
35Under these rules, 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..
Do you stop paying National Insurance after 35 years?
People who reach state pension age now need 35 years of contributions (NICs) to get a full pension. But even if you’ve paid 35 years’ worth, you must still pay National Insurance if you’re working as it is a tax – one raising around £125 billion a year.
Can I check my National Insurance contributions?
To see if you are on track, sign up for a personal tax account on the official Government website. This will show how many years of full national insurance contributions you have paid.
Will I get a state pension if I have never worked?
Many people may have never worked before they reach State Pension age. Those who have a reason for never having worked such as being disabled or suffering a condition which means you cannot work are still eligible for State Pension. Those who do not have such a reason may be ineligible for State Pension.