Carer’s Credit is available to people who provide care for one or more disabled person(s) for a total of 20 hours or more each week, where they do not currently receive Carer’s Allowance.
The credit will help to protect an individual’s National Insurance record to ensure there
are no gaps from having to undertake caring responsibilities. There are two qualifying routes to be able to get Carer’s Credit, either through the disabled person being entitled to a qualifying benefit (the majority of applications) or through a certification route (Care Certificate).
For further information and to request an application pack contact:
Department for Work & Pensions
Preston PR1 1HB
Tel: 0845 608 4321