The amount of your state pension is largely determined by how many years of National Insurance Contributions (NIC) you have completed during your working life. 
You normally need a minimum of 10 full years of NIC to receive a state pension and a total of 35 full years of NIC to receive the maximum state pension. 
If you do not have a full NIC record of 35 years, you can make voluntary NIC payments of £17.45 per week to HMRC to fill any NIC gaps that you may have between 2017 - 2023. 
You can review your NIC record via your personal tax account. More information can be found here: 
The above is provided for general guidance only; further advice should be sought, for specific issues. 
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