Pay Voluntary Class 3 National Insurance

You may be able to pay Class 3 voluntary National Insurance (external link) to fill gaps in your contributions record to qualify for benefits like the State Pension. 

Before you Pay 

Check your National Insurance record (external link) to find out: 

  • if you have any gaps 
  • if you are eligible to pay voluntary contributions 
  • how much it will cost 

Voluntary contributions do not always increase your State Pension. Contact the Future Pension Centre (external link) to find out if you will benefit from voluntary contributions. 

Ways to Pay 

Contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) if you want to pay by another method. You can: 

  • pay quarterly - they will send you a bill every July, October, January and April 
  • make a one-off payment 

Make sure you pay HMRC by the deadline you are given. The amount of time you will need to allow depends on how you pay. 

Same or Next Day 

3 Working Days 

You can no longer pay at the Post Office. 

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