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    No 'Credits Only' claims in UC?

    I came across an interesting one today; but I'm not sure exactly what it means?
    The DWP are a bit economical with their statement as usual.

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque..._passthrough=1
    There is no concept of National Insurance credits only claims within Universal Credit.
    Does that mean there is something else in place to qualify you for your State Pension?
    Or that there is nothing in place and you may/will be short of NI contributions when it comes to pension time?

    EDIT
    A bit more searching has found this FoI response from June 2017.
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque..._passthrough=1

    The DWP reply there says that you have to phone the claim line, or go to your JC+, and tell them that you want to claim NI credits because you are unemployed, but are not eligible for UC or New style JSA.
    They should then send/give you a special claim form, JSANC1, which you fill in and take to an interview at the Jobcentre.
    You will then have to attend the JC+ fortnightly to 'show' you are still eligible for NI credits.

    Good luck trying to get a phone jockey or JC+ counter staff to understand that (or to have heard of it) and give you the correct form.

    Another example of how UC will simplify things?
    Last edited by nukecad; 24-09-18 at 15:47.
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