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Hello, this is MarcInLaw and welcome to JustAnswer. I will be the lawyer working with you today and I will be happy to advise you to the extent possible on this platform. I can tell you what the rules are around state pension. Please let me know what is your questions.
To claim state pension (full basic pension) your each parent would need a total of 30 qualifying years of National Insurance contributions or credits. This means that each parent would have to prove that they were either:
I am not aware of a situation where an individual would be claiming pension solely based on voluntary contributions, but I may be wrong.
The good thing is if one/or both parents worked abroad in another EU country, and provided they have a regulated immigration status in the UK, they could speak to the International Pension office and find out if they can transfer these credits.
Thank you for this. This is worth exploring directly with the pension office. They do state on their website the following: "If you’re not covered by any of these groups but want a State Pension you might be able to pay voluntary National Insurance contributions.".https://www.gov.uk/state-pension/eligibility
In theory, this should be possible, but it is worth checking with them directly: Telephone: 0800(###) ###-####on their number or you can write to them: https://www.gov.uk/find-pension-centre
I hope this helps somehow. Let me know if you have any questions or want me to clarify anything.