Guidance: National Insurance credits for partners of armed forces personnel overseas after 6 April 1975

Updated: Updated references to the introduction of Bereavement Support Payment for those whose spouse or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017.

Read this guidance to find out how to get Class 3 National Insurance credits if:

  • you are or were married to or the civil partner of a member of the armed forces
  • you went with them on an overseas posting after 6 April 1975
  • you reach State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016

Class 3 National Insurance credits can help to fill gaps in your National Insurance record and count towards your State Pension.

How to apply

Source: HMRC

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