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Beer Baron
August 23rd, 2010, 04:38
Quick question:

Are the year(s) we are on JET contribute towards the qualifying years needed to receive a full uk state pension?

August 23rd, 2010, 09:22
dunno, probably depends if you were making NI payments or not

Beer Baron
August 23rd, 2010, 15:03
That would be a no then.

May 17th, 2011, 01:25
The years on JET can only be transfered to the UK pension system if you don't get a lump sum refund. If you already received your refund you cannot add the years to your pension.

May 17th, 2011, 02:18
You can however use the refund money to make voluntary top up payments if you're worried. (http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/Taxes/BeginnersGuideToTax/NationalInsurance/Voluntarycontributionsandtoppingup/DG_190077)

Beer Baron
May 17th, 2011, 04:13
You only need 30 qualifying years now, so I'm well on track for a full state pension.

Just started a private pension with my new work as well, so no more worries hopefully!

May 18th, 2011, 15:10
japans dropped their pension pay in scheme to 10 years down from 25.

early retirement here I come.....