Prisoners serving a sentence - National Insurance - Serving a sentence

Check how to manage your benefits if you're a prisoner serving a sentence

Last reviewed 01 November 2023

National Insurance - Serving a sentence

While you are in prison and not working or claiming benefits, your National Insurance contributions will stop. This means that when you come to claim some benefits, like State Retirement Pension, you may not be entitled to the full amount. Some people choose to pay voluntary contributions to plug the gap. However, you should get advice to make sure it is worth doing this.


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