The UK Armed Forces spouses or civil partners National Insurance credits scheme deadline is at the end of March 2018….

Under the UK Armed Forces Covenant, in April 2016 the government Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) inroduced a National Insurance credits initiative aimed to support spouses or civil partners who accompanied their UK Armed Forces husband, wife, or civil partner on an overseas posting and whose ability to be gainfully employed was limited.

Key eligibility points:

Spouse was born on or after 6th April 1953 (woman) or 6th April 1951 (man) and accompanied their serving spouse/partner outside the UK at any time since 6th April 1975.

For more information:

Tips to prepare:

  • Service records – living overseas dates
  • Name of Armed Forces Station overseas (there is a drop-down list of Garrisons / Stations)
  • IT literate or ask a friend or family member
  • National Insurance number


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