DWP - Carers' Credit

Type of service:
Finance And Funding
Address:
Carers Allowance Unit, Mail Handling Site A, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV98 2AB
Telephone number:
0800 731 0297
Mobile number:
0800 731 0317 (Textphone)
Service description:
Carer’s Credit is a National Insurance (NI) credit towards your State Pension. You can claim it if you’re not making any NI contributions because of your caring role.
It means you can take on caring responsibilities without it affecting your State Pension.
To get Carer’s Credit you must be aged 16 or over, under the State Pension age, and caring for at least one person (for at least 20 hours a week).
Click here to apply.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
16 years - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
  • Carer / Parent / Relative/ Family
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • Job Centre
Last updated on:
11/10/2018