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How benefits and pensions are paid | nidirect

Information about Direct Payment and how benefits and pensions are paid

Understanding the additional State Pension | nidirect

Additional State Pension - understand the rules for obtaining, claiming or inheriting it and how it relates to SERPS

Changes to State Pensions for parents and carers | nidirect

If you care for a child under 12 or a sick or disabled person you may be eligible for credits that will build up your State Pension entitlement

Understanding the benefits system | nidirect

An overview of the benefits system, including how payments are made and how to make a claim

Getting credits towards your State Pension | nidirect

Sometimes you may not be able to pay National Insurance. In many cases, the government may give you credits so you can carry on building up State Pension entitlement. Find out who can get credits, and whether you need ...