NARPO – The voice of retired police officers
NARPO – The voice of retired police officers

As police officers only paid class 2 NI contributions as they were contracted out they may not have the required 35 years to qualify for the full STSP. To ascertain how many years contributions you have to qualify under the STSP please use the details below. They will not tell you over the phone and you need your NI number for reference when contacting them.

The Pension Service 9
Mail Handling Site A
WV98 1LU
United Kingdom

Telephone: 0800 731 0175
Telephone from outside the UK: +44 (0)191 218 3600
Welsh language telephone: 0800 731 0175

Textphone: 0800 731 0176
Textphone from outside the UK: +44 (0)191 218 2051
Welsh language textphone: 0800 731 0456

Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 731 0175

British Sign Language (BSL) video relay service if you’re on a computer – find out how to use the service on mobile or tablet

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

You can also check your State Pension forecast online to find out how much you could get and how you can increase it.