Scheme to help carers of disabled people build better state pensions failed to reach 97% of target group, a Freedom Of Information reply from DWP has revealed.
Royal London and Carers UK are calling for a more proactive approach from government to ensure carers start claiming ‘carer's credit' after obtaining information from the DWP. A Freedom of Information reply revealed that just 3,524 people claimed the National Insurance credit, designed to allow disabled carers access to better state pensions, between 2016 and 2017 - 97% short of the 160,000 originally estimated. Royal London estimates that credits would add £237 each year to a carer's state...
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