Reply To: NI No- "Applied For?"


I’ve copied this from the “long awaited court case” thread.

Paragraph 44 of the Court of Appeal judgement states:

… section 1(1B)(b) requires the person concerned to make an application for a NINO to be allocated … [The] Housing Benefit claim form did not constitute such an application…

This seems to imply that the DCI1LA is now defunct, as even if we send one off to DWP, the person themselves won’t have applied for a NINO, so the subsection isn’t satisfied, and so we can’t pay any benefit.

The effect being that the judgement makes it harder for us to pay benefit to couples where the partner doesn’t have a NINO than it was before.

Does this interpretation make sense?