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.



From the 2011 to 2012 tax year there are new National Insurance credits for people aged 16 and over and under State Pension age who care for a child under 12. These are called Specified Adult Childcare credits. You have to apply to get these credits.

National Insurance credits may help to fill in any gaps in your National Insurance record. This can mean that you’ll still get the full State Pension and other benefits.

Find out more about National Insurance credits.