State benefits that depend on National Insurance contributions:
State benefits that are linked to NIC are known as 'contributory benefits'.
NIC count towards the following state benefits:
State benefits not linked to NIC:
In certain cases a person is granted credit that are used towards covering contributions that could otherwise have not been made by the individual as they were unable to work.
These can protect a person’s privilege to certain benefits:
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