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  • Final NI Class 3 payment for 2022-3 not showing on record

    I paid my final class 3 voluntary NI contribution payment over 12 weeks ago and it is still not showing on my record. Every attempt at phoning several phone numbers is unsuccessful and I am cut off. I get my pension in December 2023. I have 27 years of contributions but only 26 years are showing on my record. I worked in Spain and France for 18 years between 1986 and 2004. I did not know at that time that I could pay voluntary class 2 contributions to top up my state pension in the UK. Is there any way I can pay for these years now to make up my 35 years?
  • RE: Paid Voluntary NI contributions - How long is updating of the online NI records taking?

    Hello, I am going to be 66 in December. First, I made the 2022-2023 voluntary class 3 payment in September 2022. I have a received a confirmation letter that I have paid, dated November 2022. My insurance record for 2022-23 has not yet been updated. I am unable to speak to anyone on the phone. The automated voice keeps saying "goodbye" and cuts me off. I have phoned about 5 different numbers. Second. I have a total of 18 years work in EU countries, from 1986-2004. Can I add these years to my national insurance record to boost my pension? International pensions is unable to tell me anything. Thank you A very worried contributor.