To be eligible for a state pension, a person will need at least 10 years of qualifying National Insurance contributions.
At least 35 years will be needed for the full amount of £179.60 per week.
Initial payments should come through within five weeks of reaching state pension age, so long as a claim is made.
Additionally, claimants can defer their claims if they’re not ready to retire and this could boost payments if it’s done for long enough.
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