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To apply for Home Responsibilities Protection (HRP), you can use either:
the online service
the postal form CF411
To apply online you need a Government Gateway user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID, you can create one when you apply.
If you’re applying for HRP as a foster carer you’ll need to send HMRC a copy of an up-to-date letter of confirmation from the local authority or fostering agency.
If you’re applying for HRP for a period when you cared for a sick or disabled person in receipt of benefits, you’ll need to send HMRC evidence to show the allowance or benefits were paid to cover at least 48 of the weeks for each year you’re claiming HRP.
If you’re using the online service
You can submit the letter of confirmation or other supporting evidence you need to provide by attaching it to the online form. If you submit it using the online form, the plan should be no more than 5MB in PDF or JPEG format.
If you’re sending the postal form
If you want to submit your letter of confirmation or supporting evidence by post, send it together with the postal application form, to the address shown below.
Send the form with any supporting evidence you need to provide to:
National Insurance Contributions and Employer Office
HM Revenue and Customs
You’ll need to fill in the postal form on-screen fully before you can print it. You can’t save a partly completed form so you should gather all your information together before you start to fill it in.
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