As a Carer, will I still get my National Insurance contributions paid?

Yes. If you are under state pension age, Carer’s Allowance gives you Class 1 National Insurance contribution credits, which will count towards your state pension record. If you claimed Carers Allowance for a year, it would be sufficient to count as a qualifying year for the purpose of state pension.

You can find out if you are eligible to claim and how to claim on the website.

Carers Credit is a National Insurance credit which is awarded weekly. It is not a benefit payment and you will not receive any money with Carer’s Credit. Instead it helps you to build up your qualifying years for the basic State Pension.


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