If my wife isn’t working can I make National Insurance contributions on her behalf?

Q: Is it permissible to make voluntary National Insurance contributions for my wife who is not in work and will not be in work for the coming years?


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A: If your wife is unemployed and not receiving any benefits she can pay voluntary class 3 contributions.  See:https://www.gov.uk/voluntary-national-insurance-contributions/who-can-pay-voluntary-contributions  If your wife is eligible to contribute, you can contribute on her behalf.

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