I think very few get a full state pension without any NI contributions. But parents, carers etc who get free NI contributions are contributing the good of society. The unemployed usually work for part of their lives. The disabled who get free NI contributions deserve them because they are too disabled to work or those disabled unable to get a job because employers refuse to employ them also deserve the free contributions.planteria wrote:a lot of people receive a full state pension having contributed nothing at all via NI, so no doubt that this should work out.
Again I query the words "a lot" I very much doubt there are very many. And many of those who do are getting it because their spouse worked and paid NI.planteria wrote:our approach is aligned, and i'm sure most do.. but a lot of people have arrived in the UK, paid zero NI, and are on full state pension.
Thats incompatible with the eligibility for a full state pension, you have to pay NICs or be credited with them.planteria wrote:our approach is aligned, and i'm sure most do.. but a lot of people have arrived in the UK, paid zero NI, and are on full state pension.
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