Use the online form service or postal form CF411 to apply for National Insurance Home Responsibilities Protection.
Before you apply, you must check if you are eligibile.
Evidence you will need to provide
If you’re a foster or kinship carer
You need to send a copy of an up-to-date letter of confirmation from the local authority or fostering agency with your application.
If you’re a carer for a sick or disabled person
You need to send evidence with your application, showing the allowance or benefits the person you cared for was paid during the period you were caring for them.
The evidence must show that the allowance or benefit was paid to cover at least 48 weeks of each year that you’re claiming Home Responsibilities Protection.
Ways to apply
You need a Government Gateway user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID, you can create one when you apply.
You will get a reference number that you can use to track the progress of your form.
Fill in the online form.
If you’re submitting a letter of confirmation or supporting evidence, the attachment should be no more than 5MB in PDF or JPEG format.
Apply by post
Before you start
You will need:
- the tax years you are applying for Home Responsibilities Protection
- the dates you claimed Child Benefit
- any dates that you lived outside the UK during the period you’re applying for
You need to open and complete this form online. As you cannot save your progress, you should get all your information together before you start.
Fill in form CF411.
Print and post it with any evidence, using the postal address shown on the form.
Get help with submitting your application
You can use these notes to help you compete your application for Home Responsibilities Protection using form CF411.