The Pension Service, including the National Pensions Centre, has access to four primary systems. Each system has an associated database which holds data appropriate to the processing needs of the business.
The systems/databases are:
(a) Pension Strategy Computer System (PSCS) which is used for processing state pension and contains data appropriate to the following:
(i) Income Support Computer System (ISCS) which is used for processing pension credit;
(ii) Customer Information System (CIS) which holds a central index of personal details; and
(iii) National Insurance Recording System (NIRS2) which holds national insurance contribution history.