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Carer's Credits - How much Carer's Credits will I get?

Carer's Credits helps carers fill gaps in their national insurance record to help them qualify for the State Pension and other benefits.

How much Carer's Credits will I get?

You do not receive a payment. Instead, you will be credited with a Class 3 national insurance credit for every week you qualify. These help you meet the contribution conditions for:

If you are receiving Carer’s Allowance (or would receive it if it weren’t for an overlapping benefit) you will be credited with Class 1 national insurance credits which will also count towards contributory Employment and Support Allowance, contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance and Bereavement Support Payment.

Reviewed December 2021

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