The UK state pension rules recently changed and for those who reach state pension age after April 2016, you may not be aware that;
You need 35 years national Insurance contribution history to be eligible for the new full state pension.
You require a minimum of 10 years contributions to receive any benefits, but these don’t have to be 10 years in a row.
The 2019 full new single tier state pension will be £168.60 weekly.
You could receive a percentage of the full amount if you have under 35 years.
You can claim your benefits at retirement age even if you live outside the UK.
You can make voluntary contributions whilst working out of the UK Class 2 - but only if you worked in the UK immediately before leaving, and you’ve previously lived in the UK for 3 years in a row and paid 3 years of contributions.
Class 2 voluntary contribution costs only £2.95 weekly.
The links below will update you with the changes and requirements.