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    • Former MSE Sam M
    • By Former MSE Sam M 13th Jun 17, 11:36 AM
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    MSE News: Eligible for carer's credit? Don't put your state pension at risk
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:36 AM
    MSE News: Eligible for carer's credit? Don't put your state pension at risk 13th Jun 17 at 11:36 AM
    Up to 230,000 unpaid carers are putting their state pension in jeopardy by not claiming carer's credit...
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    'Eligible for carer's credit? Don't put your state pension at risk by not claiming it'

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    • Icequeen99
    • By Icequeen99 13th Jun 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 1:08 PM
    'If you're eligible for carer's allowance you'll automatically get carer's allowance credit, which works in the same way as carer's credit - so there's no need to worry about claiming for carer's credit too.'

    Not quite accurate MSE, the credits you get with Carer's Allowance are Class 1 credits whereas the carer's credit is only Class 3.

    IQ
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 16th Jun 17, 11:28 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 11:28 AM
    'If you're eligible for carer's allowance you'll automatically get carer's allowance credit, which works in the same way as carer's credit - so there's no need to worry about claiming for carer's credit too.'

    Not quite accurate MSE, the credits you get with Carer's Allowance are Class 1 credits whereas the carer's credit is only Class 3.

    IQ
    Originally posted by Icequeen99
    What difference does this make to actual pension payments ?
    • Icequeen99
    • By Icequeen99 16th Jun 17, 2:15 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 2:15 PM
    What difference does this make to actual pension payments ?
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    It doesn't - just impacts on other benefits you might get due to national insurance record. I've come across a few people who have claimed the carer's credit and then tried to claim other benefits and found they can't because they are class 3.

    IQ
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