Qualifying for the New State Pension

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Your entitlement to the New State Pension depends on your:

  • National Insurance Contributions (NICs)
  • Qualifying years

For  claims, since the 6th April 2016, you you must have been paid or been credited with  National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for at least 10 years of your working life to receive any State Pension, and 35 years to receive the full New State Pension.