National Insurance number allocation - EA Assist
EA Assist Ltd offers payroll and bookkeeping services throughout Norfolk and Suffolk. We provide a complete payroll service including CIS, RTI and Auto-enrolment along with Bookkeeping, VAT and Cloud accounting services.
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National Insurance number allocation

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National Insurance number allocation

National Insurance number allocation


Over the passed 18 months National Insurance numbers have played a key role in helping to claim furlough support for employers. Without one it was initially very difficult to make claims.

Why do you have an National Insurance number national insurance card, NI number

You have a National Insurance (NI) number to make sure your National Insurance contributions and tax are recorded against your name only. It’s made up of letters and numbers and never changes.

You can find your NI number:

  • on your payslip
  • on your P60
  • on letters about your tax, pension or benefits
  • in the National Insurance section of your personal tax account

You can find the current National Insurance rates here:

If you dont have a National Insurance number?

The National Insurance number application digital service for adults who have not been allocated a number is now open. You can access the new portal here:

DWP have also opened their face to face service, for those who may still need to attend an office to have their identity verified. Applications should be made online initially and applicants will be advised if they need to book a face to face appointment.

It is reported that demand is currently high for the service and applications can take up to 16 weeks to be processed.

If an employee already has a National Insurance number, the quickest way to confirm or share their number is by using their personal tax account to download a confirmation letter or follow the lost NI number guidance here:


National Insurance numbers are needed to run your payroll function. Payroll can be a time consuming but essential part of business. Find out how we can help you free up you time to focus on your business. We can manage your payroll function by ensuring we file and report on time and accurately. We can offer digital payslips or printed – depending on what you would like. Find out more about our payroll services here.

To find our more about how EA Assist can help you please visit our website here or give us a call now on 01379 646943 or email