This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Take action so that 237,000 eligible carers get state pension 'Carer's Credits'
The government must do more ensure approximately 237,000 carers receive National Insurance (NI) credits to their state pension. It's estimated that as many as 95% of the 250,000 carers who could get Carer's Credits are not receiving them. They may retire on a lower state pension as a result.
Figures from 2015 showed only 5% of eligible carers were receiving Carer's Credits: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pensions-minister-too-many-carers-missing-out-on-ni-credits
The estimate of only 5% of the estimated 250,000 eligible carers claiming Carer's Credit was provided by DWP from the Family Resources Survey 2014-15, published in June 2016. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/531242/family-resources-survey-2014-15.pdf
This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website