Paying debts using a National Insurance Number or birth certificate

Advice on why you cannot pay debts using your birth certificate or National Insurance Number.



The Treasury has been receiving correspondence concerning ‘Notice of Claim’, or ‘Notice of Intention’ or household bills stamped ‘exempt from levy’ attempting to pay bills using a National Insurance Number or birth certificate.

  • the registration of a birth under the provisions of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 is simply a recording of the event of the birth

  • there is no creation of a bond, stock or trust

If you need help managing your money you can get free debt advice or information from the Money Advice Service.

Published 6 March 2019