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Class 2 NI. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributions?

Old Jun 4th 2018, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by mrken30
It appears there have been some changes in the ability to make contribution if you were contracted out.

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In my recent dealings with all this I have found the Pensions Centre to be very helpful.

I got from the NI folks a list of years they would let me backpay, (10 of them) and the pensions folks (by phone) helped me identify which years (only 4 out of the 10) would add to my pension and which were not worth paying.
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Old Sep 6th 2018, 8:35 pm
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Looks like they’re going to scrap the plan to remove Class 2 NICs.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8526236.html
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Old Sep 6th 2018, 11:32 pm
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Yes, great news for us overseas and paying voluntary class 2 contributions. YIPPEE!!
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Originally Posted by drhewitt
Looks like they’re going to scrap the plan to remove Class 2 NICs.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8526236.html
I don't think I'll get much better news than that today!
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Although what a British state pension will be worth after Brexit destroys the economy is anyone’s guess.
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Originally Posted by drhewitt
Looks like they’re going to scrap the plan to remove Class 2 NICs.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8526236.html
OP here. You just made my day too!
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I finally paid for 5 years of Class 2 NICs, using my UK bank account.The money has left my account, so I hope it eventually gets credited to my NI account. Only time will tell. I used the account details they have online for SortCode/Account number&name/Ref number.
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Originally Posted by OldJuddian
I finally paid for 5 years of Class 2 NICs, using my UK bank account.The money has left my account, so I hope it eventually gets credited to my NI account. Only time will tell. I used the account details they have online for SortCode/Account number&name/Ref number.
well done, it looks like it will show up in your record in a month or 2, which was how long it took for my wife’s payment to show. (We logged onto her account every week until it appeared)
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Originally Posted by OldJuddian
I finally paid for 5 years of Class 2 NICs, using my UK bank account.The money has left my account, so I hope it eventually gets credited to my NI account. Only time will tell. I used the account details they have online for SortCode/Account number&name/Ref number.
as soon as you see a check cashed you may call the following number for HMRC and request payment be credit to you. It sounds like you paid electronically, so I’d give it a week from transfer date, then call
011441912037010

I did precisely this earlier today. Credited my 30th and final unit ( ran out of time to get 35 units)
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Old Oct 26th 2018, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by durham_lad

well done, it looks like it will show up in your record in a month or 2, which was how long it took for my wife’s payment to show. (We logged onto her account every week until it appeared)

Hi Durham what is this account of which you speak. Is it an an online account with the dwp? Apologies if you’re simply referring to your wife’s bank account.
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Old Oct 26th 2018, 12:28 pm
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Hi Durham what is this account of which you speak. Is it an an online account with the dwp? Apologies if you’re simply referring to your wife’s bank account.
Go online at https://www.gov.uk/personal-tax-acco...prove-identity and create a government gateway account. You can view your National Insurance and tax history.
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Old Oct 26th 2018, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by chawkins99
Go online at https://www.gov.uk/personal-tax-acco...prove-identity and create a government gateway account. You can view your National Insurance and tax history.

thank you for that. Trouble is they want a u.k. address to confirm my identity. I have not had one of those In forty years, and they rejected my U.S. address. I will keep working with it. Many thanks anyway chawkins99
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I registered for this and opened an account whilst residing in the US. Still here and it's active.
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Thanks Beraider I will keep working on this
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Originally Posted by chawkins99
Go online at https://www.gov.uk/personal-tax-acco...prove-identity and create a government gateway account. You can view your National Insurance and tax history.
Yes, this is the website and account I was referring to. I have had this account since before I left the USA so I don’t understand why the website insists on a UK address since there are large numbers of expats in many countries.
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