If you need to check your National Insurance record you can ask HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for a statement of your National Insurance account. HMRC keeps records of the National Insurance contributions you've paid throughout your working life.
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You might ask for a statement of your National Insurance account to:
Where there are small errors in National Insurance numbers - for example numbers are the wrong way round or have the wrong letter at the end - usually HMRC can find the right account and record the National Insurance contributions correctly.
A statement of your National Insurance account tells you how much National Insurance you have paid each year. If relevant, it also tells you how many National Insurance credits you have been awarded - this applies if for example you received a state benefit that also entitled you to National Insurance credits.
The statement breaks down the amounts paid by type of National Insurance:
It also tells you if any of the years included are not 'qualifying years' that count for state benefit purposes and how much, if anything, you can pay to make the year count.
Find out more about types of National Insurance, credits and how they relate to state benefits by following the link below.
A statement of your National Insurance account won't tell you:
If you want information about your State Pension entitlement you can ask for a State Pension estimate by following the link below.
You can apply for a statement for the whole of your working life but often you only need to check your record for certain years. Tell HMRC the years you want them to include in the statement when you ask for it.
You can't get a statement for the:
For example, if you applied for a statement now (tax year 2011-12), you would only be able to ask for details for the tax year 2009-10 and earlier.
You can request a statement of your National Insurance account online. This method is:
Apply online by following the link below.
Alternatively, you can:
If you apply in writing please provide the following information:
If you want to check your National Insurance record, contact the National Insurance Contributions & Employer Office – International Caseworker by following the link below.
If you are over or within 4 months of State Pension age and are thinking about paying voluntary Class 3 contributions, contact the National Pension Service by following the link below,
If you are an authorised agent and your client has completed form 64-8 Authorising Your Agent - you can request a statement of their National Insurance account by email, in writing or by phone. Find details at the beginning of this section.
If you are asking for a statement on behalf of a deceased person please write to HMRC at:
Benton Park View
Newcastle upon Tyne
You will need to provide proof that you are the personal representative or executor for the deceased person.