Basic State Pension

State Pension is paid in two parts:

  • Basic Pension, paid at a flat rate
  • Additional State Pension paid on the basis of your earnings before your retirement.

The Basic Pension is a flat rate benefit based on the number of years (known as qualifying years) in which you paid or were credited with a minimum amount of standard rate contributions. (Class1, 2 or 3 NI Contributions).

Further information can be found on the Directgov website.