Most eligible carers don’t claim Carer's Credit

Carer's Credit is intended to give National Insurance credits to help carers of disabled people to build better state pension entitlements. However it seems it is failing to reach most of its target group.

In reply to a Freedom of Information request made by Royal London, the DWP said 3,524 people claimed the National Insurance credit in 2016/17 while, in the current tax year up to 21st December, 2,709 people had done so.

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