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Logging into Government Gateway to check NI contributions

Possom
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Logging into Government Gateway to check NI contributions

Postby Possom » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:29 pm

I believe it used to be possible to log in at the link below (from Start Now) with a Government Gateway User ID number in order to check which previous tax years would require topping up with voluntary contributions in order for that year to become a "qualifying year" for NI purposes.

https://www.gov.uk/check-national-insurance-record

Is it still possible to login at the link above? It looks like it's possible to recover a password using an e-mail address, but it's so long ago since I registered I'm not sure what e-mail address I used and I may not be using that e-mail address any longer in any case.

I'm not 100% sure, but from what I can ascertain the Gateway card scheme is no longer operational, so presumably a new card cannot be obtained?

If I can't login using Gateway, presumably therefore I need to fill in the following in order to determine which past tax years need NI topped-up in order to qualify for a qualifying year?

https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/shortforms/form/NIStatement
It states, "What is the first tax year you need on your statement?" - how far back can I request?

Thanks.

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