National Insurance contributions count towards the benefits in the table.
|Benefit||Class 1: employees||Class 2: self-employed||Class 3: voluntary contributions|
|Basic State Pension||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Additional State Pension||Yes||No||No|
|New State Pension||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance||Yes||No||No|
|Contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance||Yes||Yes||No|
You may be able to use a Class 3A contribution to top up your pension by up to £25 per week.
Class 4 contributions paid by self-employed people with a profit over £8,060 don’t usually count towards state benefits.