Markit replied to BennyV's topic in FinanceWill all my voluntary contributions be counted? I worked in the UK for 19 years and am still paying class 2 voluntary NI contributions in order to reach 35 years in total of NI contributions (giving me a full UK pension), I have also worked and contributed in Germany for 20 years so far and will probably reach 25 years of contributions. So together I should finish up with about 60 years of contributions. What pension will I receive? I understand that I should apply in Germany and they will join the two pensions under the German system. Do I also have the option to apply for and receive both pensions separately? I will retire in about five years.