Carer’s Credit is a National Insurance credit that fills up gaps in your National Insurance record. It helps towards your State Pension while you’re not making any contributions because of your caring role.

If you’re caring for someone for at least 20 hours a week but dont qualify for Carer's Allowance you may be entitled to Carer's Credit.

This is a National Insurance Credit that helps build your entitlement to the State Pension making sure there are no gaps in your National Insurance record. It also counts towards entitlement to Bereavement Benefits.

Full details of what you can claim, eligbility and how to claim can be found at GOV.UK.

You can apply for Carer’s Credit by downloading the Carer's Claim form at this link.

Alternatively you can get the form by calling the Carer’s Allowance Unit on 0800 731 0297 (Textphone: 0800 731 0317).

Further information is available at the following links: 

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