I am in discusions at the moment with the DWP over my NI contributions.
I am ex army and ex HMP with over 30 years NI contributions.
I am receiving a Civil Service ill health pension (army time plus HMP service). (I am not receiving any benefits or other income).
I have been advised I do not need to pay any more NI contributions for a old age pension at 66 ish.
Please can any Pay Bods etc confirm if this info is correct as I do not wish to be stung at a later date.
while you may have paid sufficient NI for a full state pension , by avoiding paying them , you fairly soon (months to a year or two) you lose any entitlement ot contributory benefits and allowances from the DWP .