I'm an ex-civil servant who was 'contracted out' - can I pay a top-up to get full new state pension? Steve Webb replies
I am due to receive my state pension in May 2017. I have been given a pension forecast of £121.89 per week, around £34 less than the new state pension.
I worked for the Civil Service for over 37 years and as a consequence my National Insurance status was contracted out for many years.
As I had no option but to pay contracted out NI contributions at the time, should I have the option of paying the difference between what I actually paid and the higher contracted-in amount?
I do believe the Government, which chose to change the rules retrospectively, should at least give me the opportunity to... read more
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