Friday, 31 March 2017

Check your National Insurance record online

You can check your National Insurance record online to see:
  • what you’ve paid, up to the start of the current tax year (6 April 2016)
  • any National Insurance credits you’ve received
  • if gaps in contributions or credits mean some years don’t count towards your State Pension (they aren’t ‘qualifying years’)
  • if you can pay voluntary contributions to fill any gaps and how much this will cost
Your online record doesn’t cover how much State Pension you’re likely to get.

More Information

You’ll need a Government Gateway account to check your National Insurance record online - you’ll be able to set one up if you don’t have one.

Personal tax account

Signing in to the ‘Check your National Insurance record’ service activates your personal tax account. You can use this to check your HMRC records and manage your other details.