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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDee View Post
    A few years ago I inquired and would have had to pay 6000 pounds instead of 1500, I recently paid.
    Can you expand a bit more on this pls.
    It's about 680 a year but can only go back 5 ish years.
    You will need 38 years to get full pension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff View Post
    Can you expand a bit more on this pls.
    It's about 680 a year but can only go back 5 ish years.
    You will need 38 years to get full pension.
    Recently, 1 year ago, I paid back 10 years of NI contributions, class 2. It cost me about 1500 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Hi Chalky. Still in limbo with the Brit Embassy "letter to renounce" citizenship thing. They (BE) say they have discontinued Statutory Declarations of this nature until after meetings with the Home Office. In the meantime Thai Special Branch are trying to work something out around this, but no news so far.. Will update when I hear something from either party.
    This is an abuse of your human rights to become a Thai citizen. Did you speak to the Consul, or just a Thai member of staff? Good luck with a speedy fix to this issue.

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    How many years in total do you have now?

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    Your National Insurance record and your State Pension

    Your new State Pension is based on your National Insurance record when you reach State Pension age.
    You’ll usually need to have 10 qualifying years on your National Insurance record to get any new State Pension.

    You may get less than the new full State Pension if you were contracted outbefore 6 April 2016.
    You may get more than the new full State Pension if you would have had over a certain amount of Additional State Pension under the old rules.
    You’ll need 35 qualifying years to get the new full State Pension if you do not have a National Insurance record before 6 April 2016.
    Qualifying years if you’re working

    When you’re working you pay National Insurance and get a qualifying year if:

    • you’re employed and earning over 162 a week from one employer
    • you’re self-employed and paying National Insurance contributions

    You might not pay National Insurance contributions because you’re earning less than 162 a week. You may still get a qualifying year if you earn between 116 and 162 a week from one employer.
    Qualifying years if you’re not working

    You may get National Insurance credits if you cannot work - for example because of illness or disability, or if you’re a carer or you’re unemployed.
    For example, you can get National Insurance credits if you:

    • claim Child Benefit for a child under 12 (or under 16 before 2010)
    • get Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
    • get Carer’s Allowance

    You’re not working or getting National Insurance credits

    You might be able to pay voluntary National Insurance contributions if you’re not in one of these groups but want to increase your State Pension amount.
    Gaps in your National Insurance record

    You can have gaps in your National Insurance record and still get the full new State Pension.
    You can get a State Pension statement which will tell you how much State Pension you may get. You can then apply for a National Insurance statementfrom HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to check if your record has gaps.
    If you have gaps in your National Insurance record that would prevent you from getting the full new State Pension, you may be able to:











    Check your National Insurance record

    You can check your National Insurance record online to see:

    • what you’ve paid, up to the start of the current tax year (6 April 2018)
    • any National Insurance credits you’ve received
    • if gaps in contributions or credits mean some years don’t count towards your State Pension (they aren’t ‘qualifying years’)
    • if you can pay voluntary contributions to fill any gaps and how much this will cost

    Your online record doesn’t cover how much State Pension you’re likely to get.

    Start now
    Before you start

    You’ll need a Government Gateway account to check your National Insurance record online - you’ll be able to set one up if you don’t have one.
    Personal tax account

    Signing in to the ‘Check your National Insurance record’ service activates your personal tax account. You can use this to check your HMRC records and manage your other details.
    If you’ve paid National Insurance in the Isle of Man

    Your record won’t show National Insurance contributions from the Isle of Man if you reach State Pension age after 5 April 2016.
    Email the National Insurance office in the Isle of Man to find out how much you’ve paid.
    Isle of Man National Insurance office
    nationalinsurance.itd@gov.im


    You can also write to the office.
    National Insurance contributions
    Income Tax Division
    Government Office
    Bucks Road
    Douglas
    Isle of Man
    IM1 3TX



    Other ways to apply

    You can request a printed National Insurance statement:


    You’ll need to say which years you want your statement to cover. You can’t request statements for the current or previous tax year.
    You can also write to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
    National Insurance contributions and Employers Office
    HM Revenue and Customs
    BX9 1AN








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