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National Insurance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 122695, tabled on 30 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of British citizens who are waiting for a national insurance number to be allocated.

Answered on

3 December 2020

The department does not hold information on the numbers of British Citizens who are waiting for a National Insurance Number (NINo) to be allocated.

The vast majority of British Citizens receive a NINo from HMRC shortly before their 16th birthday if they have been part of a Child Benefit Claim.

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