National Insurance Credits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the National Insurance Contributions Series CA12 Training for further employment and your National Insurance record and Section 7 of the Social Security (Credits) Regulations 1975 SI 1975/556, whether National Insurance credits for approved training can used towards the Second Contribution Condition for Incapacity Benefit.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

A person undertaking training approved by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions will be awarded Class 1 National Insurance credits. These credits would have helped to satisfy the second contribution condition for Incapacity Benefit before it was abolished.

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