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Posted Tue, 14 Mar 2023 10:10:48 GMT by paracas
Hi, I've been unable to get through to speak to someone on the Future Pension Service helpline (0800 731 0181) so thought I'd try posting my question here instead : On checking my State Pension forecast on Gov.UK, it shows I have 33 years of full contributions, and "£203 is the most you can get. You cannot improve your forecast any more." However I read elsewhere on Gov.UK that it may need 35 full years to get a full State Pension : should I be concerned that I only have 33 ? Or is the 'you cannot improve your forecast' a reliable indicator that I have already qualified for a full State Pension ? ( If it's relevant, all but one of my Full years are before 2016 when the new State pension scheme came into effect, and my partial/zero-contrib years are all either very recent ( 2017 - 2023 ) or very long ago ( 1996 - 98 , 1986-87 ) Thanks for any pointers you can provide.
Posted Mon, 20 Mar 2023 15:18:24 GMT by HMRC Admin 19

This information can only be confirmed by the pension service.

Contact the Pension Service

Thank you.
Posted Tue, 18 Apr 2023 12:03:03 GMT by Sandino
Same problem. Can't get throught to speak to anyone on 0800 731 0181 - eventually you cut us off!

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