Use form CA9176 to apply for National Insurance credits if you’re an adult caring for a child under 12 from 6 April 2011.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) staying at home and away from others (social distancing) guidance meant normal caring arrangements may not have been possible (for example if you needed to self isolate). For applications covering the 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021 tax years, care provided ‘at a distance’ can still count, for example if you used:
- socially-distanced contact
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National Insurance credits for adults who care for a child under 12
Guidance on whether you can get specified adult childcare National Insurance credits if you are an adult caring for a child under 12.