When do I stop paying national insurance?

Published by Michelle Cracknell on 14 May 2019.
Last updated on 14 May 2019

Q

 I was reading that you pay national insurance until you reach retirement age. But when I got to 60 my employer said that after this age I did not need to pay NI and they stopped the contribution. Is this correct? 

From:
SG/Windsor

A

You pay national insurance contributions until your state pension age.

If you are a female born before April 1950, you will have stopped paying national Insurance at the age of 60, and this would be the same even if you continued to work.

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