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Posted Tue, 14 Mar 2023 07:00:38 GMT by Nell Jagfam
I will reach my state pension age in June. I have received an invitation from the DWP to apply. However, since I retired in Oct 2022 I don't know whether my current year 2022_23 is complete. Reviewing my future pension forecast, there is no indication of when this will populate. I have tried to call HMRC and was on hold for 40 minutes and gave up. According to my former employer I have paid just over £800 pounds. How do I know if this is enough? Or whether I need to top up with AVL before claiming my state pension?
Posted Fri, 17 Mar 2023 14:15:37 GMT by HMRC Admin 20
Hi Nell Jagfam,

Unfortunately we are unable to provide you with details for 2022-2023 as this information will not be available until after the end of the 2022-2023 tax year.
If you want to check how many Qualifying years you currently have you can call the Future Pension Centre on 08007310175 their hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm.
If you still need to know if 2022-2023 is a Qualifying year you will have to call us after 6 April 2023 on the NI Helpline 03002003500 their hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm.

Thank you.
Posted Fri, 17 Mar 2023 14:49:02 GMT by Nell Jagfam
Thank you. Yes I do need to know if 22_23 is a qualifying year and I will call after 6th April. I understand that qualifying years are based on the lower and upper earning limits for the period (six months) that I worked. Is there an online calculator that I can use for my own information?
Posted Thu, 23 Mar 2023 12:09:19 GMT by HMRC Admin 20
Hi Nell Jagfam,

Thank you for your enquiry, unfortunately there is not a calculator for 22-23 to check if it is a qualifying year for State Pension purposes.
Once the tax year ends your employer will submit all relevant information to HMRC for 22-23, once this is received and posted to your National Insurance record the Pension Service will include this in your State Pension calculation.

Thank you.


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