Carers urged to claim credit to boost state pension

A carer could receive more than £200 extra

Thousands of people with caring responsibilities are missing out on credits they are eligible for which could boost their pension by hundreds of pounds a year.

Currently, only an estimated one in 20 (5%) of those eligible have signed up to receive these additional contributions which will fill gaps in their National Insurance records, the Government said.

Signing up for Carer’s Credit for a year means a carer could receive more than £200 extra per year in state pension when they retire.

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