What is the maximum State Pension in 2021?

The amount of qualifying years a claimant needs differs depending on whether they are eligible for the basic State Pension or the new State Pension.

To get the maximum State Pension payments every week, someone needs 35 qualifying years on their National Insurance record under the new State Pension rules.

To get the full basic State Pension, claimants need a total of 30 qualifying years of National Insurance contributions or credits.

The 2020/2021 full rate for the new State Pension is currently £175.20

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