State pension: Grandparents urged to act as many could boost sum by £2,340

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State pension: Grandparents urged to act as many could boost sum by £2,340

Parents who are at work usually pay their own National Insurance contributions, and it is unlikely they will need credits they would receive from c

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Parents who are at work usually pay their own National Insurance contributions, and it is unlikely they will need credits they would receive from claiming Child Benefit.

Consequently, through the Specified Adult Childcare system, a parent can sign over the credits to the grandparent or other person temporarily looking after the child.

This is something which can be done at no extra cost, making it suitable for many families across the UK.

Specified Adult Childcare Credits can, in some cases, be backdated to when the scheme first began in 2011.



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