johnson646 wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:36 pm
Thanks for the quick reply. The reason i was going to apply in my wife's name is to continue the national insurance contributions while she is on maternity leave.
When they talk about "family member", this is a EU term for those using their rules.
If she is getting paid while on maternity leave, won't that mean she earns enough to pay her NICs?
Also remember that those who can claim CB (which your wife can't) and don't work enough hours, they get a National Insurance Credit, which is different to working and paying National Insurance Contributions. All the Credit is, is towards a state pension and the years they can have a Credit for, is limited.