Thanks for your recent reply, I rang the number you gave and it took just over an hour to get it all sorted, (40odd mins waiting 20 talking to a lovely advisor). She told me it should only take 8 weeks now to allocate voluntary class 3 NI contributions from making the payments, so I waited too long before ringing HMRC, my advice to anyone else is to give them a ring (I rang afternoon) they are really nice and very helpful, my state pension was updated almost immediately online (though it could take up to 72 hrs). Thank you to Catherine and HMRC colleagues.
To HMRC Admin Team,
I telephoned HMRC pensions department and subsequently paid several year’s voluntary NI contributions back on 8th November 2022 via my bank account as instructed but my UK state pension still hasn’t been updated to show this. I’m not due my state pension until 2031, realistically should my voluntary NI contributions have been allocated and showing on my pension record online by now, or can you tell me when to expect this to happen? (I do appreciate the department has been inundated with people doing the same).
Thank you for your help,