Thousands of grandparents could increase state pension – are you missing out on boost?

The Specified Adult Childcare Credit scheme, therefore allows the parent claiming Child Benefit to transfer their NI credit to the grandparent who is offering care part-time.

The policy has been in place since 2011, and can be a win-win for all who are involved.

Going back 10 years, individuals may be able to back claim for the credits.

As a result, they could be worth thousands of pounds, and particularly worthwhile.

However, the Government website explains: “We cannot accept applications for a particular tax year until the following October at the earliest.