Background: Currently 61. Retired early from public sector with actuarially reduced pension and 25 years of D contributions. Since then have worked in private sector on and off and paid about 8 years of class A stamps. Since then I have been living on public sector pension. This year I have started seasonal work some of which is subject to prsi and some of which is self employed. I would be interested in maximising any potential contributory state pension I may be entitled. I just recently asked about making voluntary contributions. They would be expensive c.3k per annum and I could backdate them to 2014 (when I stopped paying A class).....so that would give me @ age 66 c.18 years of full contributions (paid As & possibly 10 years of voluntary contributions). The regulations about what contributory pension I might be entitled to are a bit complex so I am struggling to understand if it is worth my while to make the voluntary contributions (costing about 30K over the period) as I am not sure as to whether or what proportion of a contributory state pension I might be entitled. I also am not sure about the impact of this new seasonal work I am doing - it would have about 10 weeks of prsi but also overlapping other income (which I think I could deal with under paye as it is less than 5k profit or as self employed). Any views would be gratefully received.