ESA and National Insurance credits

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KizzyKazaer

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ESA and National Insurance credits

  • on: 23 Feb 2012 06:52PM
While you are receiving Income-related or Contribution-based ESA, you will get National Insurance credits automatically paid by HM Revenue and Customs:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ni/intro/credits.htm#6

This will protect your entitlement to the State Pension and certain other benefits such as Bereavement Allowance.

The full HMRC page on credits:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ni/intro/credits.htm#2
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Re: ESA and National Insurance credits

  • on: 24 Feb 2012 10:55AM
This is great to know as I have read on the interweb that you don't get NI credits when on income related ESA, so it's good to have that refuted.

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Re: ESA and National Insurance credits

  • on: 24 Feb 2012 11:21AM
The credits you get, are for your pension and not for contributions based benefits.

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Re: ESA and National Insurance credits

  • on: 24 Feb 2012 02:17PM
This is great to know as I have read on the interweb that you don't get NI credits when on income related ESA, so it's good to have that refuted.

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Fizz, where did you read that, out of interest?

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Re: ESA and National Insurance credits

  • on: 24 Feb 2012 02:28PM
The credits you get, are for your pension and not for contributions based benefits.

Sofie,

That depends on whether the credits are Class 1 or Class 3, which in turn depends on varying circumstances.  The HMRC have a National Insurance Enquiry Line for more detailed information:

0845 302 1479

8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday
Closed weekends and bank holidays

   
For customers who are deaf or hearing or speech impaired:

0845 915 3296 (Textphone)

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Re: ESA and National Insurance credits

  • on: 25 Feb 2012 10:16AM


Fizz, where did you read that, out of interest?

Who knows I'm afraid. I've done so much surfing on this subject! If I ever find it again I will tell you and the website to change it!! Was very scared.

Niki xxx