State Retirement Pensions: Carers

HM Treasury written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade Unions and Workers' Rights)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to increase awareness of back-dated Home Responsibilities Protection payments; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade Unions and Workers' Rights)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many requests for back-dated Home Responsibilities Protections payments have been made to HMRC (a) in total, (b) by residents in Scotland and (c) by residents in Glasgow South West constituency in the last 12 months.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

Information on eligibility and how to apply is clearly set out on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/home-responsibilities-protection-hrp. Applications may be made for years between 6 April 1978 and 5 April 2010. Home Responsibilities Protection was replaced with National Insurance credits for parents and carers on 6 April 2010.

The data requested is not held centrally by HMRC so cannot be provided.

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