TN 2 (10-97)
GN 01719.015 Coverage and Contributions Under the U.K. System
A. Policy - compulsory coverage
In general, U.K. Social Security covers all residents of the United Kingdom who work and are between the ages of 16 and 60 for women, or 16 and 65 for men. Covered employees and their employers, as well as covered self-employed persons, are subject to compulsory contributions.
B. Policy - voluntary coverage
Persons who are not subject to compulsory contributions and who meet certain qualifying conditions may make voluntary Social Security contributions to build future benefit rights.