Q. I Quit my Job in July 2022 and Became Self-Employed from September 2022. I Started to Pay Class 2 NIC for my Self-Employed Trade with Effect from 1 September. Will the 2022/23 Count as a Qualifying Year Towards my State Pension?
A: Probably not as you will not have paid NIC for every week of the year. But you need to check your NIC record on your personal tax account (www.gov.uk/personal-tax-account) once you have submitted your tax return for 2022/23. Do this as soon as possible. You will then be able to pay class 2 NIC for any missing weeks, once you know how big the gap is.