Hi, I have no idea if I might be entitled to a state pension in the future. I became ill at 18 and received income support for more than 20 years. I still currently receive DLA but stopped claiming other benefits about 4 years ago. I assumed, having never paid NI contributions myself that I would not be eligible for a state pension in the future. I have never been able to do paid work and am now 44. Can anyone advise me? I'm happy to start paying contributions that I owe if it will allow me to get a pension in the future.