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Class 2 NICs - Can I pay later?

Old Jul 25th 2016, 10:38 am
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Hi all, I move out to LA in 2 weeks and I'm getting everything in order but I had a question about Class 2 NICs, can I forget about this for a few month to see if I settle in the states and then request to pay the voluntary contirbutions or will that become a gap that harms me? I'm 34 and have over 10 years of contributions so far.

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Old Jul 25th 2016, 10:46 am
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Hi all, I move out to LA in 2 weeks and I'm getting everything in order but I had a question about Class 2 NICs, can I forget about this for a few month to see if I settle in the states and then request to pay the voluntary contirbutions or will that become a gap that harms me? I'm 34 and have over 10 years of contributions so far.

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You can back pay up to 6 years at the moment, but beware, that class of contributions is due to disappear in April 2017, an you will then need to pay the more expensive class 3.
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Old Jul 25th 2016, 11:31 am
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Yes. Like Mike said, I paid six years in arrears.
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Old Jul 25th 2016, 11:54 am
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Thanks guys, I'll give it until January and if I'm settled there then I'll contact the right people about it. One less thing to worry about right now...
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Default Re: Class 2 NICs - Can I pay later?

Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
You can back pay up to 6 years at the moment, but beware, that class of contributions is due to disappear in April 2017, an you will then need to pay the more expensive class 3.
I thought class 2s in the UK were going in 2018, not 2017, and has it actually been announced what the deal for ex-pats will be yet?
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Maybe the expats will be excommunicated once article 50 is invoked. "you leave, you're on your own". Or we will find out in 2019.
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
You can back pay up to 6 years at the moment, but beware, that class of contributions is due to disappear in April 2017, an you will then need to pay the more expensive class 3.
April 2018.
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