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Old Mar 16th 2009, 8:14 am
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I saw reference somewhere (can't recall where now) to getting a transcript of your National Insurance contributions and having those applied to US social security. I have worked and paid NI for about 3 years full time and 4 years part time in the UK, and about 9 years full time in the US. We're moving back to the US for good later this year so I'd like to consolidate everything over there. Anyone know how to go about this?
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Quite a while ago Ray posted a link for people interested in finding out about their NI contributions. Have you looked at the DHSS website...you will probably find it there?
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Quite a while ago Ray posted a link for people interested in finding out about their NI contributions. Have you looked at the DHSS website...you will probably find it there?
I'll search for Ray's post, thanks.

I've been looking around on the UK government sites. There's a lot of info about how to pay, how much I should pay, how I should pay even though I'm not in the UK etc. But it looks like I'm going to have to call them if I want a statement of what I've paid to date.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/BritonsL...oad/DG_4000108
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I'll search for Ray's post, thanks.

I've been looking around on the UK government sites. There's a lot of info about how to pay, how much I should pay, how I should pay even though I'm not in the UK etc. But it looks like I'm going to have to call them if I want a statement of what I've paid to date.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/BritonsL...oad/DG_4000108
For future reference, here's the scoop.

The form is called a UKUS1 and it's specifically for those moving to the US from the UK who wish to have their UK NI contributions applied to their US Social Security instead.

You write to:

HMRC CAR
Benton Park View
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE98 1ZZ

You provide your UK NI #, US SS #, current or most recent employer and a recent wage slip, and ask them for form UKUS1.
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Originally Posted by notacrime View Post
I saw reference somewhere (can't recall where now) to getting a transcript of your National Insurance contributions and having those applied to US social security. I have worked and paid NI for about 3 years full time and 4 years part time in the UK, and about 9 years full time in the US. We're moving back to the US for good later this year so I'd like to consolidate everything over there. Anyone know how to go about this?
They don't actually consolidate until you draw the pension, and then you can get it in either country. They only consolidate if you have less than the minimum in one of the countries, if you have more than minimum in both, you get separate pensions.
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if allowed i would like some advice which related to this thread

i am an indian national and have made NIN contribution for the last 5 years(around 18,000 pounds in total) working in the UK. now i am emigrating to the US of A. will i have any benefit of the contribution? is there anything i should do before making the final move.
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Originally Posted by paddingtongreen View Post
They don't actually consolidate until you draw the pension, and then you can get it in either country. They only consolidate if you have less than the minimum in one of the countries, if you have more than minimum in both, you get separate pensions.
Ah, interesting. Sounds like I won't be needing this for a fair few years then, if at all. I'll file away the information in the filing cabinet under retirement. Thanks for the clarification.
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