What National Insurance is for
National Insurance contributions count towards the benefits and pensions in the table.
|Benefit||Class 1: employees||Class 2: self-employed||Class 3: voluntary contributions|
|Basic State Pension||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Additional State Pension||Yes||No||No|
|New State Pension||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance||Yes||No||No|
|Contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance||Yes||Yes||No|
|Bereavement Support Payment||Yes||Yes||No|
Class 4 contributions paid by self-employed people with a profit over £8,632 do not usually count towards state benefits.