ביטוח לאומי טלפון is a number that you can call to contact HMRC about your National Insurance contributions and tax. They will be happy to answer any questions that you have. They will not answer any confidential enquiries.
A NI number has two prefix letters, six digits and one suffix letter. It is a unique number for everyone in the UK who pays National Insurance.
You can find your NI number on your payslip or P60
Everybody who works in the UK gets a National Insurance number, which stays the same throughout your working life. It helps HM Revenue and Customs to keep records of National Insurance contributions correctly, and to build up your entitlement to state benefits, such as maternity pay or a state pension. You can find your NI number on a payslip or P60, or on any letters you get from HMRC about tax, pensions and benefits. It is also listed on your personal tax account, if you have one.
A payslip is a statement of the wages you have earned, showing how much income tax and employer National Insurance contributions have been deducted from your salary. It should show your NI number, and any other deductions like student loan repayments or NHS tax relief. A P60 is a statutory annual statement, issued by your employer, which confirms your taxable earnings and NI deductions for the tax year – which ends on 5th April each year. It should be sent to you by 31st May each year.
You can also check your NI number by logging into the NI section of your personal tax account on the Gov website, as long as you have access to it and can answer security and ID questions. You can also use this website to apply for a National Insurance number, or check whether you are paying the right amount of tax.
You can apply for a NI number online
If you haven’t got a NI number, it’s important to apply for one as soon as possible. This is so that the National Insurance and tax you pay on your earnings can be recognised by HMRC. It also helps you claim benefits that rely on your having paid National Insurance contributions. You can apply for a UK government NI number online, but you will need to prove your identity first. Once you have done this, it can take up to 16 working days to get your NI number.
You should normally be sent a unique NI number (which looks like AB123456C) just before your 16th birthday. It will stay the same for your whole life and is used to keep a record of your National Insurance contributions, which can eventually qualify you for certain benefits and the full state pension.
Alternatively, you can ask for your NI number over the phone. You’ll need to provide proof of your identity, such as a driving licence or passport. After that, you’ll receive an email with an application reference number. If you need to provide more proof of your identity, it can take up to four weeks to receive your NI number.
You can still start work without a NI number, but it’s best to apply for one as quickly as possible. You can do this if you’re over the age of 16, have the right to work in the UK, and are looking for or have an offer of employment.
You can check your NI record
There’s a lot to think about when it comes to planning for retirement, and one thing you may not have considered is how gaps in your National Insurance record could impact on your State Pension. Gaps occur when you don’t pay or receive National Insurance contributions over a period of time. This can happen for many reasons, including moving abroad or relying on State benefits for a long time.
How you qualify for your State Pension is based on the number of ‘qualifying years’ in your National Insurance contribution record. These are the years you’ve paid or received NICs, either through paid employment or self-employment. When you check your NI record online, you can find out how many qualifying years you have and if you have any gaps in your record.
You can fill in these gaps by paying voluntary NICs. However, it’s important to note that voluntary NICs don’t necessarily increase your State Pension. The Government has also changed the way we get our State Pension since 2016, so it’s worth checking your State Pension forecast before you decide to make voluntary NIC payments.
You can write to HMRC
If you have a question about your NI number or want to check your state pension entitlement you can contact HMRC by writing. Make sure you write clearly and include your full name, address, date of birth and national insurance number in your letter. You can also contact HMRC by phone if you need help with a complicated query. However, the HMRC helpline is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.
HMRC is responsible for collecting taxes and paying some state benefits. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) issues all UK citizens with a National Insurance number shortly before they turn 16. This NI number is used to record the NICs that you pay or are entitled to, and can be found on payslips, P60s, tax returns and official letters about tax and NICs. It is important to use your NI number correctly and not disclose it to anyone else. This will ensure your contributions are paid correctly and that you receive the correct benefits.
A person’s NI number is unique and no one else can have the same NI number as them. It shows up as a combination of two letters, six numbers and then a letter, like QQ 12 34 56 C. People can also choose to pay voluntary Class 3 NICs to help fill gaps in their contribution records and qualify for the full state pension.