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Foster Carers NIC

Can Foster carers apply for Class 3 Credits

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Foster carer profit below limit for paying class 2, so looking to apply for Class 3 credits.  Can all foster carers in UK do this or just those who reside in Scotland?

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By lionofludesch
28th Sep 2020 15:26

Pretty much anybody can apply for Class 3.

Is the question about paying Class 2 voluntarily ?

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By SteveHa
28th Sep 2020 15:46

Which would be a more efficient option....

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By elena89
28th Sep 2020 15:48

No, it was more to do with applying for the Class 3 NIC Credits for foster carers that chose not to pay voluntary Class 2.

Was just trying to clarify the wording of the CF411A Application form - see below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-insurance-credits-fo...

When to use form CF411A

Use the form CF411A to apply for National Insurance credits if you are a parent
caring for a child under 12 for periods from 6 April 2010.

You may be entitled to these credits if:

• you’re an approved foster parent or foster/kinship carer (Scotland)
• you’re the spouse, partner or civil partner of the current person registered for
Child Benefit for the child being cared for, and you want to transfer entitlement
to the credits to yourself
• you’re (or were) registered for Child Benefit for the child being cared for in the
past, but the automatic credits are missing from your National Insurance account

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By SteveHa
28th Sep 2020 15:58

So was the foster carer receiving child benefit? That's kind of important information.

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By The Dullard
28th Sep 2020 16:11

One would assume not, since the question is being asked. Foster carers can't claim child benefit for the children that they foster; only their own children, of which there might not be any, or they might all be fully grown.

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By The Dullard
28th Sep 2020 16:12

I think the "(in Scotland)" refers to kinship carers, who seem to fall within the foster carer umbrella elsewhere in the UK.

This is a bit clearer because it contains a useful comma:
https://www.gov.uk/national-insurance-credits/eligibility

They're not keen on paying the punctuation tax these government types.

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By elena89
28th Sep 2020 16:16

Thank you, I was unsure for the same reason - I like to have things confirmed in b&w but it didn't read clearly.
Exactly! and it's so important when it comes to tax and ni!

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By CazzyT
29th Sep 2020 10:14

Yes, we recently did this.
They needed to provide evidence of being a registered carer from the local authority or fostering agency. They did not need to be in receipt of child benefit.
The three points in the guidance stand alone and as mentioned below kinship carer relates to Scotland.
It can be backdated also.

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