Where Can I Find My National Insurance Number It’s no surprise that a lot of people don’t know where their national insurance number is. After all, it’s your most personal information, and you don’t want to share it with just anyone.
Why are there so many people who have no idea where their national insurance number is? As we have established, the answer is that most people do not know where it is. A few may think they do and some may even be able to recall its location at first glance on a form or in the phone app.
But this isn’t enough to help someone decide whether they would like to get an SMS reminder of their payment due next week or not. We need something more specific and actionable than “it was one of those days…”, “I forgot…” or “I hadn’t bothered…”
But why should we bother asking them to give us their NHS number when they already know what it means? Because when we ask them for this information, we can then use our powers of persuasion without having to resort to sales tactics.
We can advise them why taking out a mortgage (or any other type of loan) is a good thing for them, but also tell them how much more secure their money is if the bank pays out some part of your tax bill in recognition of your work backstopping other people in tough times – even if you didn’t personally have anything to do with the crisis.
Where Can I Find My National Insurance Number
If we could persuade even a handful of people each week to take out more mortgages – without having to sell them on mortgages – that would be worth doing. That would mean more money saved per customer because they would be paying less tax on their income.
So saving themselves money on the cost of making their home secure against burglary or fire – and therefore saving themselves money in paying for security itself (and the cost of replacing old stock). And all this would help us save lives by preventing deaths from accidents caused by lack of security (and health costs associated with living with such lax security).
Your National Insurance number and Payslip
You may have wondered where to find your national insurance number. You may have also wondered about your national insurance number and what it means.
It is important to note that the national insurance numbers of your employees or family members aren’t unique; they are simply numbers assigned to you by your employer. This means that if you make a change of address or change the country where you work, you need to update the number on your payslip and/or P60 because this will be automatically updated when you change it on any of these forms.
The reason for this is that the National Insurance Number (or NIN) is a government-issued identification number that gives a unique ID for each person in the UK. It can be used to verify employment, tax, pensions, benefits, and so forth.
In general terms, it is compulsory for all businesses and organizations in the UK (including but not limited to: private sector companies and “Charities”) to provide their employees with a NIN so that they can be paid correctly.
HMRC has stated that they accept NINs as identification documents from third parties who pay their employees’ National Insurance contributions – even if those payments don’t come directly from HMRC.
As with any identification document though, there are certain basic rules which should always be followed – if you know what those are already! All businesses must keep up-to-date copies of their payslip for them to do business in the UK and also make sure that when an employee changes their address or country of residence contact details are entered correctly on all versions of their P60 form (which can only be done when changing employer).
If an employer provides a NIN for an employee then the employee will automatically get one too – we just need them to enter it themselves when they receive their annual income statement or payslip (which they almost certainly do anyway!). The rule is best summed up by HMRC :
Check whether your company provides a NIN for every employee as this will ensure everyone gets one when they move between jobs/countries etc. If no NI Number is provided then a separate NI Number must be issued for each employee who works for your company and all applicable payroll payments must be made accordingly (including pension payments).
So please don’t ask us how we’ve managed to successfully comply with this rule every single time! You’ll find more information about NI numbers here.
Your National Insurance number on letters about Tax, Pensions, and Benefits
The National Insurance number is a very difficult-to-find piece of information. You will rarely find it on fuel, food, alcohol or tobacco taxes, or even pharmaceuticals. But for your tax, pension, and benefits? It’s everywhere.
If you have a National Insurance number, you don’t see it on your payslip or P60 – but you can still get an accurate representation of your income. The simplest way to find it is through your tax return – if you’re self-employed (or indeed any other business) you’ll need to use the Self Assessment system at HMRC (you can find out how here ). You also may receive letters from the Inland Revenue about your taxes and benefits. If so:
• There should be a letter from the Inland Revenue advising that they have intercepted and will send back to HMRC a copy of your tax return. This letter will contain the correct National Insurance number to give an accurate representation of income.
• You are advised to call HMRC before returning the original tax return so that they can check that there are no errors in the information provided (HMRC should not be paid for copies).
If you have “Claims Letters” sent out by the Inland Revenue, they should contain all four pieces of information above (the relevant date/time stamp on each one). These letters are not easy to find – there is no direct way around them; I once asked my employer for this information and she said “I don’t know what to tell you…!”
National Insurance Number on your P60 and elsewhere
The National Insurance number for the UK is usually contained in your P60, or on your payslip. If you paid into a pension or are receiving a pension from the government, then that information may be contained in your benefits letters. If you don’t have a P60 (and if you don’t have any tax or benefit payments) then check with your employer as to whether they can tell you something about it.
If you did not get a P60 at all, or if you don’t know where to look for it, let us know and we will be happy to help!
Where Can I Find My National Insurance Number?
One of the most frequent inquiries that I get is where can I find my national insurance number?
We are a small company but it sometimes seems like we have to field more questions than we can answer.
Here’s an easy one ….
National Insurance Number (Nino)
If you want to obtain your Nino, simply visit http://www.gov.uk/national-insurance-number or call 0300 300 1200
You can also obtain your Nino from your local payroll office, from your employer, or www.gov.uk/national-insurance-number.
A good way to do this is to ask them for a copy of the payslip for this week. After you have the payslip and the Nino, make sure you carefully write down what you are doing on the form that they send back to you at the end of each payroll period – including in capital letters – so that when it comes time to request your Nino on a new payslip it’s all there!
How can i find my national insurance number online?
This is a question that has been asked a lot recently, and it is very often the same question the answer to which is: “I don’t know how to find my national insurance number online.”
This can be one of two things: either there are multiple national insurance companies, or they all have the same number. The latter is more common, so it’s worth taking a look at your payslip, nursing home records (if applicable), and maybe your phone bill. If you don’t have any of those, then it could be that there are multiple national insurance companies; in that case, you will have to call them directly.
Sometimes one of your neighbors or family members may know how to do this; however, if they refuse to tell you where their number is, I would strongly consider calling them at work. Alternatively, if you can’t find anything online then there are organizations like Your National Insurance.
A number that provides a service that will help you find your national insurance number. Again, if it’s not on paper or in writing then very likely you won’t be able to find it for yourself – it’s probably best that someone else looks into this for you (unless this information isn’t available).
National insurance number online
This is a simple one. First, you need to find out if you need your national insurance number online. If so, you should put the number in on any applications and contacts forms where such information can be used (such as on your payslip).
If you don’t get it, then chances are you have a different type of national insurance (eg: pension) and not a national insurance number online. If so, you may have to look for an alternative solution that doesn’t require a national insurance number.
The other way around is that the government does not want people to know where their data is being held, but it may do so in a way that lets them prove they are entitled to it. Either way, there are several ways of managing this:
• Doing this yourself and only putting it on forms where your national insurance number is required (eg: P60s)
• Using the National Insurance Number UK service from the Department for Work & Pensions (you can usually find out here ). It’s not perfect but it provides an estimate anyway.
THE SKINNY ON NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBERS
Have your details changed recently?
If so, make sure to update all forms using your new details.
Am I still entitled to have my details changed? Check with HMRC
Was the change made by my employer or by HMRC? Check with HMRC.
Do I need my National Insurance Number Online?
How do I include my National Insurance Number Online with other information on my P60 and F1/10s?
Is there any cost associated with adding my National Insurance Number Online?
Can I use my National Insurance Number Online for a range of benefits including pensions/state benefits?
Should I enter my National Insurance Number Online in all forms or only some of them 9) Do I even need to correct anything on any forms.
Is there a fee associated with entering or updating my National Insurance Number Online?
If no fee is associated with entering or updating my National Insurance Number Online then how do I manage if anything changes?
What if someone changes their details without telling me – how do they get hold of me again if they haven’t
Apply for national insurance number online
If you have a UK national insurance number, you can apply for it at the following website: www.uk-numbers.co.uk/apply · To apply for your national insurance number online, click here (it will take you to the website) and enter your details then click on “Apply now”.
Additionally, if you are a member of the public who does not own a UK National Insurance Number, your local office may be able to issue one for you.
It should also be noted that if you don’t have access to an internet connection or broadband, then you can still apply by phone from an address in the UK (this is not available to non-residents).
National insurance number letter
Many people wonder what their national insurance number is. This post aims to answer that question, by explaining how a national insurance number works and why you should give it to every person who asks for it.
When you don’t have one or any other information about your income for tax purposes, the Revenue may ask for a national insurance number (NIN) when processing your tax return. In some countries, like the UK, the NIN is called a National Insurance Number (NIN). The NIN is issued by the UK’s Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). The NIN is also used by employers in the UK to keep track of employees’ National Insurance numbers on their payroll records.
Depending on which country you live in and what you do, your NIN may be issued in different ways:
• It can be issued as a letter attached to your payslip (or salary slip)
• It can be issued as a separate document sent to you in the post (with its postage costs)
• It can also be provided online through British Telecom’s website or DWP’s website.
The NIN usually has several useful details about your income that are not already included on your payslip:
• Your name and address
• Your date of birth
• Your employer’s company name, company type, and business address (including postcode if applicable)
• The amount of pay per month paid to you or any other employee at any time during the last 12 months from whom you receive money from any source (including direct debits, bank transfers, or pensions)
(Note: this information will vary depending on where you live in the UK.) For example: if John Smith works at his home-based consulting business but receives an annual salary of £60k from his employer, he probably has at least one bank account with a balance of £60k in it.
If he also has pension funds with balances totaling more than £60k then he probably needs an additional bank account with a balance of more than £60k too. But if he has no bank accounts and is solely reliant on pension contributions then there’s no need for him to have a NIN as his tax return will only include his gross income up to £11k.
You might want to check what amount each person responsible for paying tax could reasonably expect their tax return total should be before getting one or
National insurance number check status
There are various ways you can check the status of your national insurance number. The easiest and cheapest way is to use a free online service called My Number Checker. You need to register with it first before it can give you any information on how your number has changed. The site will tell you whether your number is accurate or not and if it’s inaccurate, you can easily update it.
There are other ways of checking the status of your national insurance. A surefire way is to contact the National Insurance Office, which will issue a new number for free. You can then check on their website that the printed version is still valid (the last time they changed them was in 1998).
You could also use a national insurance reference letter, which is issued by a National Insurance Office (NIO) and will give you some key details about your insurance, such as what your policy covers, etc. National Insurance office websites include:
· The NIO website: http://www.nioonline.gov.uk/nioinfo/index_nw
· My Number Checker UK: https://www.mynumbercheckeruk.com/
Some providers have their national insurance numbers, including 1stbase. If this happens, please contact them so that we can update this article with this information! Our main point here is just to get you started on checking where your national insurance number may be or isn’t!
Where can I find my national insurance number?
If you were born in the UK and you’re over the age of 18, you can get your national insurance number from your local Jobcentre Plus branch. If you are in the UK and you’re under the age of 18, your parents/guardians should give it to you.
But how do I get it?
In both cases it is an easy process: just bring someone with you who is either a) a member of the public (e.g. a peer, council worker, etc.) or b) a member of staff at any Jobcentre Plus branch (e.g. an outreach worker or assessor). It takes about five minutes!
You will need to have proof that you have been working for at least six months, which can be done using your payslip or P60 form or by showing that your parents/guardians have been signed off as being able to work for more than 12 months (the latter must also include proof that they can provide proof of their income).
You will also need proof that any paid National Insurance contributions have been made from a PAYE-based employer since 18-20 July 2017 (this will not be issued if there has been any tax deducted before then). And finally, documentation showing that your parents/guardians are currently paying into the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), if they are within three years of their 65th birthday and not claiming their full Pension Credit entitlement.
The form needs to be filled out and signed by someone who knows what they’re doing (or else they will get into trouble). The best person to do it is someone with some knowledge of how the system works — preferably one who isn’t just reading off a list on a smartphone.
Where I live we had an external assessor who looked over all applications and stamped them as received, but this is far from universal so always check first with your local Jobcentre Plus office before signing anything!