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National Insurance Check Online UK

If you check your National Insurance record online you get several important results. The NI record check shows contributions made, pension qualifying years, gaps, and credits.

CHECK NI CONTRIBUTIONS: Use the National Insurance record checker to view results of:

  • NI contributions paid up to the beginning of the most current tax year (i.e. 6th of April).
  • What National Insurance credits you received (NI credits only show where applicable).
  • Whether there are any gaps in contributions or credits. Only ‘qualifying years’ count towards the State Pension.
  • Whether you can pay voluntary contributions to fill the gaps and how much it would cost.

Note: Checking your National Insurance contributions record does not show how much State Pension you may get.

Before You Check NI Record

You cannot check National Insurance contributions record online unless you have a Government Gateway account. People who do not have one will be able to set up an account before making the NI record check.

Activating Your Personal Tax Account

Several things happen when you sign in to the service called ‘Check your National Insurance record‘. Signing in will activate your personal tax account. So, you can use the same service to check HMRC records and manage other account details.

Note: You get your unique signing in credentials when you create an HMRC online account. You should use the same credentials to sign in to your Government Gateway account.

National Insurance Paid in the Isle of Man

The record does not show all National Insurance contributions. You will not see those from the Isle of Man for people reaching State Pension age after the 5th of April 2016.

Thus, you must email or write to the National Insurance office in the Isle of Man to check how much NI you paid.

Isle of Man National Insurance office
Email: [email protected]

National Insurance Contributions
Income Tax Division
Government Office
Bucks Road
Isle of Man IM1 3TX

Applying for a National Insurance Statement

There may be a reason why you cannot check your National Insurance contributions record online. If so, you can request a printed National Insurance statement online or by calling the helpline.

National Insurance Telephone Number
Telephone: 0300 200 3500
Telephone: 0300 200 3519
Outside UK: +441912037010
Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
Check telephone call charges in the UK.

You must inform them which years you want the statement to cover. But, you cannot get a written statement for the current tax year or the previous one.

You can also write a letter to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and request the information by post.

National Insurance Contributions and Employers Office
HM Revenue and Customs

How to Check Your National Insurance Contributions Record in the United Kingdom