Carer's Credits - What are Carer's Credits?
Carer's Credits helps carers fill gaps in their national insurance record to help them qualify for the State Pension and other benefits.
What are Carer's Credits?
Carer's Credits mean carers can be ‘credited’ with Class 3 national insurance contributions. These help them qualify for other benefits which they may not otherwise have been eligible for. People can get Carers Credits 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: December 2021