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Last updated:
27/10/2017

What benefits are available for mental health carers?

What are Carer’s Credits?

  1. Overview
  2. What is Carer’s Allowance?
  3. How is Carer’s Allowance affected by other benefits?
  4. What if I take a break from caring?
  5. What is the Carer's Premium?
  6. What is Universal Credit?
  7. What are Carer’s Credits?
  8. Can I get Council Tax Discounts?
  9. Next steps

If you are not working, you will not be paying National Insurance contributions. National Insurance counts towards your basic State Retirement Pension. Carer’s Credits count towards your National Insurance record, helping you to qualify for a State Retirement Pension.

Carer’s Credits count towards your National Insurance record, helping you to qualify for State Retirement Pension.

You will qualify for Carer’s Credit if:

 

If the person you care for does not get any of these benefits, you can still get Carer’s Credits if a health or social care professional confirms you provide enough care.

To apply for Carer’s Credits, use the contact information for the Carer's Allowance Unit provided in our next steps section.

Within this subject

  1. Overview
  2. What is Carer’s Allowance?
  3. How is Carer’s Allowance affected by other benefits?
  4. What if I take a break from caring?
  5. What is the Carer's Premium?
  6. What is Universal Credit?
  7. What are Carer’s Credits?
  8. Can I get Council Tax Discounts?
  9. Next steps

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