I would really appreciate any information or experiences you may have - I have trawled gov.uk and cab and still haven't a final answer. I would like to find out the eligibility - if any - of a state pension for my parents. They are both British Citizens but have been living in South Africa for the past 42 years and now due to unforeseen circumstances, plan to return to the UK within the next few months to stay with my elderly grandmother. They will be returning with very little savings and no SA pension. They have not paid voluntary National Insurance contributions over the years and do not have enough qualifying years for a state pension. They were both of pension age before 2010. Through my own research I am almost sure they are not eligible for any basic state pension but would like to enquire as to whether there is any other form of income support or benefit that they will be able to receive on their return? If so, what is the best way for them to go about this process? Any advice would be greatly appreciated - thank you!