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    • Penguin90
    • By Penguin90 9th Mar 18, 5:38 PM
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    ESA National Insurance Credits Backdated?
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    • 9th Mar 18, 5:38 PM
    ESA National Insurance Credits Backdated? 9th Mar 18 at 5:38 PM
    I started claiming ESA in 2014/15, I would have been eligible to claim before then (my health condition which prevents me from working has not changed since 2007), but I didn't realise I was entitled until someone told me. Is it possible to get National Insurance credits backdated to when I first became ill? It seems unfair that I've missed out on almost a decade of NI contributions just because I was ignorant of the benefits system.
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    • venison
    • By venison 9th Mar 18, 5:56 PM
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    I'm afraid to the best of my knowledge that you won't get them back, do you realise that you only need 35 years of NI credits to get a full state pension?
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    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 9th Mar 18, 6:40 PM
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    • 9th Mar 18, 6:40 PM
    No it's not possible to get you NI credits backdated beyond the start of the ESA claim.
    • Penguin90
    • By Penguin90 9th Mar 18, 7:00 PM
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    Oh, that is a shame. Thanks anyway.
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