I have just received a letter from Gordons thieving fatherlesses, sorry HM R&C. They informed me that I have paid forty years worth of NI contributions toward my basic state pension. And, they add, I need to have paid the full thirty years to qualify for the full pension. It seems, according to their records, that there is a gap in my payments for the year 07/08. Would I like to pay Â£405:60 to make up this deficit? Is it just me or are there just so may things wrong with this letter? 1) If I have paid ten years more than the minimum do I get an extra 33%? Didn't think so. 2) Would I like to pay Gordon over Â£400 just because he's pissed billions away on failing banks and he now needs every penny he can get. Errr... Hard one that. No, on consideration, I wouldn't like to pay. try getting your money back fromt he banks, they're the one's you gave it too. Oh, lastly I was working full time during the whole of that year and have my payslips showing that I had Tax & NI taken from my salary.