Topping-up you contributions for a State Pensions

The period for which National Insurance contributions will need to have been paid in order to secure a full State Pension will reduce in April 2010.


Meanwhile, the cost of buying extra years will increase from 6th April 2009 from £8.10 to £12.05 per week. So people expecting to retire before April 2010 with a contribution shortfall may benefit from making a top-up payment before 6th April 2009.

The first step is to get a benefits forecast from the Pension Service – Tel. 0845 300 0168

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