Uk state pension

Hi, Do you know anything about the UK state pension.

I am 66 and recently got the UK state pension but I don't get a full pension as I only have 24 years contributions, and I need 35 to get a full pension.

I am paid up from 2006 to 2023 plus other years before 2006.

I had "purchased 10 missing years contributions" to make up the 24 but I would like to know if there is a way I could "purchase" more, either those before 2006 or ahead (2024 onwards).

I've heard conflicting stories but no one has shown me or told me 100% how to do it or indeed if it can be done.

I now live in Rep of Ireland.

If you don't know, could you forward it to someone who may know.

Many thanks,


Hi and welcome to the Forum.

My advice is to phone the Pension Centre and ask them, their phone number is +44 (0) 191 218 7777.

I hope this helps.


Expat Team