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.

Last reviewed/updated 1 July 2022