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UK State Pension 2012 - Expat

UK State Pension For Expats – Making Up Missed Years

If you haven’t been making National Insurance Contributions for some time and still do not have the requisite number of qualifying years (30), then you can make up missed years going back for the last 6 years. If you obtain a State Pension Forecast (see here), this will tell you how much you need to […]

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UK State Pension 2012 - Expat

UK State Pension for Expats – Making Voluntary National Insurance Contributions

While you are an expat, whether working or as a non working spouse, it would be worthwhile maintaining your contributions to the UK state pension system. You can do this by making regular voluntary National Insurance Contributions (NICs). There are 2 types of NIC that you can make, Class 2 or Class 3. To qualify […]

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State Pension Facts for British Expatriates

UK State Pension – Basic Facts for Expats

To achieve a full basic state pension you need to have achieved a certain number of qualifying years. A qualifying year is a year where one of the following applies: • you have sufficient income to pay National Insurance Contributions • you are treated as having paid National Insurance Contributions • you are credited with […]

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State Pension Facts for British Expatriates

Obtaining a UK State Pension Forecast

The best way to establish the number of qualifying years that you already have as well as the level of state pension that you can currently expect, is to contact the state pension forecasting team in Newcastle. Their telephone number is +44 191 218 3600. If you contact them, they will then send you the […]

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