Under the UK Armed Forces Covenant, in April 2016 the government Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) inroduced a National Insurance credits initiative aimed to support spouses or civil partners who accompanied their UK Armed Forces husband / wife / civil partner on an overseas posting and whose ability to be gain fully employed was limited.
UK Armed Forces spouses or civil partners National Insurance credits deadline end March 2018.
Key eligibility points:
Spouse was born on or after 6 Apr 1953 (woman) or 6 Apr 1951 (man) and accompanied their serving spouse / partner outside the UK at any time since 6 Apr 1975.
For more information: http://bit.ly/2lHI9Pn
tips to prepare:
Service records – living overseas dates
Name of Armed Forces Station overseas (there is a drop-down list of Garrisons / Stations)
IT literate or ask a friend or family member
National Insurance number