I worked for 6 years from c1969 to c1977. I had a PRSI number. I then signed on credits, from c 1977 to c1986. When I signed on, the Department of Social Welfare couldn't find a record of my PRSI number despite the fact that I had worked in 3 different companies and made PRSI contributions for about 8 years. I was allocated a temporary new social welfare number. During this period when I was signing on for credit I was then told that I couldn't use the temporary number anymore and I was asked to continue signing on using my husband's PRSI number. I then stopped signing on credits around 1986. I went back to work full time in the year 2000. I was allocated yet another PRSI number. I still have this number to this date. I will reach age 66 in 2018. Should there be a record of all these PRSI numbers somewhere? The companies that I worked for from 1969 to 1977 no longer exist. Should there be a record of my "temporary number". Should there be a record of my "credits" when I was using my husband's social welfare number? As I approach retirement age and I hear about all the averaging of years I am concerned that I might not receive a proper state pension.