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Can I claim new style ESA for my son?

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marcus93
marcus93 Community member Posts: 31 Listener
Hi is it possible if I can claim new style esa for my son if so how can I claim as he has not been sent a national insurance number I have tolled Dwp  this any advice what I do please thank you 

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2022
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    He is only eligible if he has a full NI record for 2019-20 and 2020-21 and would need to have done at least 6 months of work in one of these years. If he hasn‘t got an NI number that suggests he hasn’t worked, in which case he cannot qualify.

    How old is he?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • marcus93
    marcus93 Community member Posts: 31 Listener
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    Hes 19  and he his self employed and he has made contributions but hes lost hes national insurance what do we have to do please 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2022
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    Has he got any tax paperwork, payslips from previous employment etc? These will have the NI number on them.

    Otherwise
    https://www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • marcus93
    marcus93 Community member Posts: 31 Listener
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    Cont find them any were how do I get him a new national insurance hes only got a birth certificate no photo ID 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2022
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    marcus93 said:
    Cont find them any were how do I get him a new national insurance hes only got a birth certificate no photo ID 

    Have you looked at the link calcotti posted? If you haven't, then please do that because it will tell you exactly what you need to do.
    Copied from the link above..

    Ask HMRC for your National Insurance number

    If you still cannot find it, you can:

    HMRC will post it to you and it will arrive within 15 working days.

    HMRC no longer sends out National Insurance cards.


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2022
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    marcus93 said:
    Cont find them any were how do I get him a new national insurance hes only got a birth certificate no photo ID 
    It is not possible to get a new NI number. The link I posted says what to do to find out your existing number.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    You may also want to check his NI record to make sure he's paid the correct amount, if he hasn't then he won't be able to claim New style ESA. https://www.gov.uk/check-national-insurance-record
    If he doesn't have savings/capital of more than £16,000 then he can claim Universal Credit. If he claims this he should report his health condition and send in fit notes from his GP. He will still need his NI number to claim this.


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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