So the UK's National Insurance Number (NIN) is like the USA's Social Security Number (SSN) and Australia's Tax File Number (TFN)

not made for a universal ID but is used as one

@LottieVixen yeah

i don't think it's nearly as bad as SSN in the US though

@kurisu well I needed an NIN to open a bank account, I need it to get welfare I right now I don't see how it differs

@LottieVixen oh... i don't think i needed one for that just a passport or other ID

@kurisu passport is all the ID i have right now, it's not enough


@kurisu OH wait I needed a proof of address. the letter from HMRC with my NIN was a suggested letter since I have no bills or anything else listed under my name....sorry there

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