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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999

National Insurance number

A unique number given to every individual of working age to keep track of their National Insurance contributions. Benefit claimants are expected to produce a national insurance number (or sufficient evidence for one to be allocated) as a condition of a claim. Section 69 extends this requirement to Child Benefit.

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