HC Deb 08 May 2002 vol 385 c208W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which categories of carer will be credited into the state second pension; and for each of those categories, who will be (a) credited automatically and (b) need to make a claim. [54516]

Maria Eagle

Carers will qualify for state second pension for each complete tax year they do not work at all, or earn less than the annual national insurance lower earnings limit and they are looking aftera child under age six and get child benefit for that child; or an ill or disabled person and are entitled to invalid care allowance or qualify for home responsibilities protection, which they may have to claim.

All qualifying carers will receive an additional pension from state second pension automatically.

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