The number of qualifying years someone has on their National Insurance record will influence how much State Pension someone receives every week.
Qualifying years are earned through work or from National Insurance credits, which someone may get if they are a parent, carer or are unemployed, for example.
The Government website explains about the new State Pension: “The State Pension is a regular payment from the government most people can claim when they reach State Pension age. Not everyone gets the same amount.
“How much you get depends on your National Insurance record.