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if you are claiming PIP, do your National Insurance payments get made?

Janice48Janice48 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
i'm 60 yrs old and have recently been awarded the standard rate of PIP allowance. I suffer from degenerative spine disease and cannot see myself working again. My question is, if you are claiming PIP, do your National Insurance payments get made or do you have to pay them yourselves?  I'm worried that if they're not kept up to date, I may not be entitled to a full State Pension when I retire.


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Janice48

    Welcome to our online community/website I do hope that we can help with this??

    Please pop over to our home page where you will find lots of info which might be helpful??

    We have also got a number of Advisors on hand who will help you.

    Please please let us know if we can help you further ???
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Janice and welcome
    Do you also claim ESA ?
    you can also check you entitlement to your state pension at


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No, being in reciept of PIP will not pay your national Insurance.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    edited August 2017
    Hi @Janice48,

    I've moved this post into our benefits advisor category for you. 

    @BenefitsTrainingCo, can you help?
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hello Janice48. The people who have posted above are quite right to say that PIP does not bring with it any national insurance credit. The only benefits which bring you a Class 1 national insurance credit are the benefits which are intended to act as earnings replacements, such as jobseekers allowance, employment and support allowance and carers allowance. For instance, if you are not able to work because of your spinal condition, then you may perhaps be able to get employment and support allowance. This would depend on a few things, such as your work history. Can you come back to us on this forum and give us a bit more information about your situation? Alternatively, you can have a look at the Benefits Calculator part of this Scope website, which is run by www.turn2us.org.uk. If you put your income, work and household details (anonymously) into the calculator, it will give you a good idea of what you might be able to claim. I also suggest that you follow Cockney Rebel's suggestion and contact the DWP's pension service to find out what the current status of your state pension is - you never know, you may already have got enough contributions!
    Hope this helps,

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