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Carer's Credits - What are Carer's Credits?

Find out more about Carer's Credits.

What are Carer's Credits?

Carer's Credits mean carers can be ‘credited’ with Class 3 national insurance contributions to help them qualify for other benefits which they may not otherwise have been eligible for if their caring responsibilities prevented them from being able to work and pay national insurance contributions in the normal way.

Applies to: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Age rules: You must be 16 or over but under state pension age

Apply for Carer's Credit through: Department for Work and Pensions

 

Reviewed: July 2017

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