Your National Insurance Record is a record of all the National Insurance Contributions you have paid and all the National Insurance Credits you have received.
Gaps in your National Insurance record can affect your entitlement to benefits like:
Contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Contributory Employment & Support Allowance
Basic State Pension
New State Pension
Visit the Check your National Insurance Record page of the government website to find out how to check your national insurance record.