I have recently taken my teaching pension after 30 years, am now working part time and will claim state pension in 10 years at 67. when I got my pension record form TPA it stated that my state pension would be about £6,000per annum, obviously less than the full state pension. A financial advisor told me that this was due to teachers paying a different national insurance rate. I have logged on to the National insurance site and it gives me a different, larger number and this would seem to imply that I will be eligible for the full state pension, eventually. I have 34 years of NI credit so will be continuing to work to get the minimum of 35 years. Since my wife is also a teacher an accurate forecast of our final state pension will make a big difference to our financial planning. I know I can contact TPA but have found that unless you word your question very carefully and precisely they do not like to volunteer any extra information. Has any one had similar experiences with the state pension? Thanks for any advice /information.