Help and advice Benefits information Carer's Credit Carer's Credit If you haven't applied for Carer's Credit, you might be missing out on National Insurance (N.I.) contributions towards your pension. It is your entitlement to claim Carers Credit because you are caring for a family member, friend or a loved one. You do not need to apply if you are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance (CA) or Income Support as a carer, or in receipt of Child Benefit for a child under 12, because your pension is automatically protected. You can find out all about Carer's Credit, including how to claim, here: Find out more For a Carer's Credit claim form please click the link above and see 'How to Claim' or call 0345 608 4321.