Basic State Pension – Pensionfinder
There are two parts to the State pension: the basic State pension and the additional State pension. The basic State Pension is a flat-rate pension paid to anyone who has made enough National Insurance Contributions (or has enough credits) when they reach the State pensionable age. To get the full basic State pension you should have 30 qualifying years. If you have fewer qualifying years, you will get a smaller basic State pension. Spouses and partners may get a State pension based on their partners contributions, if they don’t have enough qualifying years of their own.