You could get Carer’s Credit if you’re caring for someone for at least 20 hours a week.
How to claim
Before you start:
You don’t need to apply for Carer’s Credit if you:
- get Carer’s Allowance - you’ll automatically get credits
- get Child Benefit for a child under the age of 12 - you’ll automatically get credits
- are a foster carer - you can apply for National Insurance credits instead
Apply using a form
Download the Carer’s Credit claim form.
The form includes a Care Certificate - ask a health or social care professional to sign it for you.
You can also get the form by calling the Carer’s Allowance Unit.