National Insurance: Children

Treasury written question – answered on 13th July 2021.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children in receipt of child benefit and over 15 years 9 months have not received their National Insurance number ​as of 9 July 2021.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The requested information is not available.

In order for a child to be issued a National Insurance Number (NINo) automatically, the child must be part of a live Child Benefit claim when they are 15 years, 9 months old.

If a child has been part of a claim, but is not part of a claim when they are 15 years, 9 months old, HMRC can be contacted to request a NINo.

If a child has never been part of a Child Benefit claim (or a claim for a childcare service administered by HMRC) HMRC will have no record of them. An application can be made to DWP to obtain a NINo.

HMRC do not collate information on the number of young people who fall out of the automatic process and do not later obtain their NINo.

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