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    • laudan
    • By laudan 16th May 18, 6:53 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 6:53 PM
    National Insurance Credits 16th May 18 at 6:53 PM
    Husband was made redundant & took his works Pension 2 years ago. Since then he has done some temporary jobs but is not working at the moment & will probably never work full time again. (Not fit enough) He got a State Pension forecast & it says he can contribute another 4 Years to increase his pension. You used to be able so sign on at JCP not be paid but your national insurance would be credited. Is there still a scheme like this available? Thank you
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    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 16th May 18, 7:28 PM
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    You can still sign on for JSA and get the credits but this involves actively seeking work and jumping through hoops.

    This may be a better alternative:
    https://www.gov.uk/pay-voluntary-class-3-national-insurance
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    • By p00hsticks 16th May 18, 7:38 PM
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    You can still sign on for JSA and get the credits but this involves actively seeking work and jumping through hoops.

    This may be a better alternative:
    https://www.gov.uk/pay-voluntary-class-3-national-insurance
    Originally posted by Neil Jones

    If he is unwell ESA may be a viable alternative to JSA
    • Ames
    • By Ames 16th May 18, 7:44 PM
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    It depends whether or not you're in a universal credit full service or live service area.

    You can check here:

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/universal-credit/before-you-apply/Check-if-youre-eligible-for-Universal-Credit/
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.
    • venison
    • By venison 16th May 18, 10:55 PM
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    He can also get a "future pension forecast" from the DWP he might be surprised at what his SRP will be especially if he was contracted out at some point

    https://www.gov.uk/future-pension-centre
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    • Milarky
    • By Milarky 17th May 18, 3:24 PM
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    He can also get a "future pension forecast" from the DWP

    Funny.. I read the question

    He got a State Pension forecast & it says he can contribute another 4 Years to increase his pension..
    The anwser is. Yes, you can do that (I'm doing that myself) but as Neil (above) says "this involves actively seeking work" (but not the literal 'hoop-jumping', that was done away with in the 1830s or half-past T-time as we used to say)
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    • venison
    • By venison 17th May 18, 8:13 PM
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    Funny.. I read the question


    The anwser is. Yes, you can do that (I'm doing that myself) but as Neil (above) says "this involves actively seeking work" (but not the literal 'hoop-jumping', that was done away with in the 1830s or half-past T-time as we used to say)
    Originally posted by Milarky
    Oh my days pardon me for mis-reading something
    Note to self MUST do better !!!!
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    • laudan
    • By laudan 20th May 18, 10:19 PM
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    • 20th May 18, 10:19 PM
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    • 20th May 18, 10:19 PM
    Funny.. I read the question


    The anwser is. Yes, you can do that (I'm doing that myself) but as Neil (above) says "this involves actively seeking work" (but not the literal 'hoop-jumping', that was done away with in the 1830s or half-past T-time as we used to say)
    Originally posted by Milarky
    Thanks how did you go about doing this, did you just start a claim for JCA. Looks like we are in a UC area. He is open to working just not full time shifts
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