Hello Some advice needed please. I'm a civil servant in permanent employment and my wife is unemployed. We have no children. My income is 55k gross. She was self employed up until March 2017 but due to lack of income it was not feasible to continue. She paid all taxes during this employment. Her business was open for 5 years with an average income of about 5000 per annum. Prior to this she worked in a factory for 4 years and 11 months. She was non resident before this. My question is should she be signing on to to avail of stamps towards a pension? She is not looking for any payment as I believe our household income is too much but thinking long term towards a pension. Any advice greatly appreciated.