National Insurance: credits for parents and carers (CF411A)
Use this form to apply or transfer National Insurance credits if you're a parent or carer of a child under 12.
Ref: CF411A https://public-online.hmrc.gov.uk/lc/content/xfaforms/profiles/forms.html?contentRoot=repository:///Applications/NICs_iForms/1.0/CF411A&template=CF411A.xdp
Ref: CF411A Notes PDF, 47.7KB, 1 page
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If you’re a foster or kinship carer you’ll need to use the postal form to apply.
You must include a copy of a letter from your local authority or fostering agency confirming your status as a carer.
Send the form and supporting letter to:
HM Revenue and Customs
national Insurance contributions and Employer Office
Benton Park View
Newcastle Upon Tyne
If you’re a parent or carer of a child under 12, you’ll automatically get Class 3 National Insurance credits if you claim Child Benefit.
Use the online service or postal form if you need to:
- apply for credits as a foster carer, or kinship carer in Scotland
- transfer credits from a spouse or partner who claimed the Child Benefit
- apply for credits missing from your National Insurance account - if you didn’t automatically get them when you claimed Child Benefit
If you use the online form, you’ll get a reference number that you can use to track the progress of your form.
Before you start using the postal form
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