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    • workflick
    • By workflick 11th Apr 18, 7:57 PM
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    Wrong name on National Insurance Number Letter!
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    • 11th Apr 18, 7:57 PM
    Wrong name on National Insurance Number Letter! 11th Apr 18 at 7:57 PM
    Hi there!
    So I received my National Insurance Number today via post, and they got my name wrong despite me sending them copies of my passport as proof of identity...
    Should I be worried? I'm afraid my name would appear wrong on my wage slips and my P60 eventually.
    As far as I understand, it is the number that's important isn't it?

    Thanks for the help!
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 11th Apr 18, 8:46 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 8:46 PM
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    It's the number and the name that's important, you may have problems with potential employers verifying your eligibility to work in the UK if they don't match.

    Get back to the department that issued your NI number and complain.
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    • By Smodlet 12th Apr 18, 12:10 AM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 12:10 AM
    It is extremely important that your name is spelt correctly and is complete. How do you know this NI number is even yours? It might belong to someone with a very similar name spelt slightly differently.

    As Owain says, it could affect your ability to prove your eligibility to work in the UK and to claim any benefits, should the need arise. It will affect your pension. You need to get this sorted ASAP.
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