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

Yes. Carer’s Allowance gives entitlement to Class 1 National Insurance credits. However, if you are a Carer who is not receiving Carer’s Allowance, you can claim something called Carer’s Credit.

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.

Links to related Carers Allowance questions can be found on our Carers Allowance Information entry.

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