You are now leaving the Turn2us site. Turn2us is not responsible for content on third party sites.



National insurance contributions (NIC) - What benefits do my national insurance contributions (NIC) pay for?

Find out more about National insurance contributions (NIC).

What benefits do my national insurance contributions (NIC) pay for?

For some UK benefits, you need to have paid or been credited national insurance contributions (NIC). These are called contributory benefits. There are other benefits where provided the rules for claiming apply to you, it does not matter whether or not you have paid any NI contributions. 

Benefits which depend on NIC include:


Benefits which do not depend on NIC include:

Benefits                                                             

Class 1

Class 2 

 Class 3

Maternity Allowance Yes           Yes            No
Contribution-based Jobseeker's Allowance   Yes            No             No
Incapacity Benefit Yes           Yes            No
Employment and Support Allowance        Yes           Yes            No
Widow's Benefits  Yes           Yes           Yes
Basic State Pension  Yes           Yes           Yes
State Second Pension     Yes           No             No







 

Anything wrong with this page?

Tell us the problem

Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter what you were doing
Please enter what you'd like to report
Please enter the security code shown
Close

Thank you

If you would like to tell us more please visit our contact page

Close

Search for a grant

Look for funds that might be able to give you a grant and/or other types of help.

Use the Grants Search tool