1020-200 Basis of eligibility for Class 3 contributions
Class 3 contributions may be paid only:
(1)to enable a contributor to satisfy the qualifying conditions for benefit; and
(2)if the contributor:
(a)has an earnings factor for a year, derived from Class 1 contributions paid or treated as paid, and Class 2 contributions paid, below the ‘qualifying earnings factor’ (see ¶1030-000ff.) for that year;
(b)is over the age of 16;
(c)fulfils residence and presence conditions (see ¶1020-300); and
(d)meets the notification requirements and time limits set by regulation.