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    Hi all

    I'm going to be 16 in about three months' time and I am hoping to get a summer holiday job, for which I will need a National Insurance number. I read on the HMRC website that to have a National Insurance number automatically posted to you, a) you need to live in the UK (which I do) and b) your parents need to be getting Child Benefits from you.

    My parents' join income is more than the threshold for Child Benefits so we are not receiving Child Benefits for me (although we previously did before the recent reforms). Does that mean that I won't get a number sent to me automatically, or does it include people who used to?

    Thanks very much!
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    thats weird. Are you sure they don't get any sort of child benefit? i thought there was a minimum that everyone gets, i could be completely wrong though, i don't know much about child benefit. I don't see why that would stop you getting a number though, you're entitled to it so there must be a misunderstanding.
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    I don't know much about child benefit either but I'm not sure why your parents would need to be receiving child benefit? I've never heard of anyone who hasn't received their NI number before turning 16.

    https://www.gov.uk/apply-national-insurance-number - nothing about child benefit here, but maybe you could phone one of the numbers there and ask.
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    Hmm that's weird.
    I got mine 2 months before I turned 16.
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    You will get it, it always comes around 2 months before. Maybe 1.5 months. If you don't have it by then (which you will, I'm certain), then give HMRC a call.
 
 
 
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