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Sign up for the new National Insurance credits for spouses or civil partners

As part of its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) introduced a new National Insurance credits initiative, in April 2016.

Its aim is to support spouses or civil partners who have lost out on employment whilst accompanying their UK Armed Forces husband/wife/civil partner on an overseas posting.

To be eligible the spouse or civil partner must have been born on or after 6 Apr 1953 (woman), or 6 Apr 1951 (man), and accompanied their serving spouse/partner outside the UK at any time since 6 Apr 1975.

See the GOV.UK factsheet for more information

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