osnabruk replied to sandipg's topic in LegalHey @sandipg hoping you found all the success in your startup venture. I am in a similar situation and with similar plans :). I am non-EU citizen on blue card, about to apply for settlement permit. I plan on quitting after getting my NE. I have contributed to pension fund for 3+ years. But I do intend to apply for the benefits for the first 6-12 months. Would be great to hear from you how the experience was ? All tips and suggestions welcome.