For the tax year 2020/2021, the New State Pension for a single person is £175.20 a week. However, some people could get more, some could get less. The amount you actually receive depends on the number of years you've paid (or been credited with) National Insurance contributions. You need 35 qualifying years to get the full New State Pension. There's also a minimum of at least 10 qualifying years to get any New State Pension. If you have between 10 and 35 qualifying years you'll get a proportionate amount.

More information on the new State Pension and how your National Insurance record is calculated can be found on gov.uk. Laws and tax rules may change in the future. Your own circumstances and where you live in the UK also have an impact on tax treatment.

Note that you can get a State Pension forecast sent to you. For more information about pension forecast visit gov.uk.

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