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National Insurance - wrong details

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 12:27 pm
by Blake1
I posted before stating that I am trying to get a job and they now want blood in terms of paperwork to justify my ability to work in the UK. Whilst digging around in the loft for my birth certificate I found some paperwork from way back.

I found my national insurance card that they give you when you are about 15, it has the wrong name on it! My parents split up when I was very young and my mum met somebody else and got married when I was about 5 or 6, she started calling me by his surname all through my school years but this was not in any way legal. once I was 17 and knew my own mind I decided to start calling myself by my name on the birth certificate, here's the question:

What if anything can be made of this as I have paid 22 years worth of NI against an upper case name that has never really been mine? Part of me thinks just leave it be but I thought I would flag this as it may have some use on this forum concerning the whole issue of strawman/names etc.

Greg

Re: National Insurance - wrong details

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 12:31 pm
by MikeThomas
Hi Greg;
It does'nt matter what you call yourself. The NI number never changes. It's yours for as long as you want to keep it.

Re: National Insurance - wrong details

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 12:40 pm
by Blake1
Hi Mike,

I'm still getting used to a different mind set. I thought the fact that the NI number links to most things would be useful some how. They have written and sent a card not to the person that is on the birth certificate but to a nobody a non-entity. How do they know that it relates to the same person, I have never told them?

Something definitely feels a bit weird about this to me, I am very instinctive and something is telling me there is more to this, I just don't know what.

Greg

Re: National Insurance - wrong details

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 12:45 pm
by MikeThomas
Hi Greg;
I was adopted when I was six by my mothers new husband and in honour of him I used his first name as my second name. It was not officially recorded but when I first started work it was on my NI card. So whatever you call yourself, the number stays the same.