Tens of thousands missing out on 'little-known' pension perk

Only 9,486 applied for the benefit in 12 months

Tom Ellis
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In the 12 months to September 2017, only 9,486 people applied for National Insurance credits
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In the 12 months to September 2017, only 9,486 people applied for National Insurance credits

Almost 100,000 pensioners and family members are missing out on a little-known perk that could increase their state pension, according to Royal London.

The life and insurance firm have estimated only one in 10 of those eligible for National Insurance Credits are claiming the benefit. The credits, which are available for those who look after young children...

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