Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance: National Insurance Credits
National Insurance Credits and Child Benefits
National Insurance credits can be awarded in some circumstances to parents, foster carers (including kinship carers) or family members who care for a child. The rules vary and information about the qualifying conditions, whether or not the credits are awarded automatically and if not, how to claim, are available on the GOV.UK website, via the links below.
- NI credits for parents and foster carers
- Home Responsibilties Protection
- Specified Adult Childcare credits
Last reviewed/updated 2 August 2021