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Carers missing out on State Pension credits

The government have announced that only one in 20 carers who are eligible for National Insurance credits have currently signed up to receive them.

Nearly 200,000 carers are thought to be entitled to credit that helps them continue to build the amount of State Pension they will receive while carrying out their caring responsibilities. As a result, the Minister of State for Pensions is calling on all carers to check they are receiving what they are entitled to.

If a carer signs up for Carer's Credit they could receive over £200 extra per year in State Pension, which could particularly help older women who make up 65% of those with caring responsibilities.

In order to claim the credit, you will need to care for others for 20 hours or more a week and do not qualify for Carer's Allowance.

If you think you could be eligible, please click here for more information.

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