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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Invalid Care Allowance

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Invalid Care Allowance on 30th January 1987.


Mr. Frank Cook Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if married and cohabiting women who now qualify for invalid care allowance, and who qualify for back-dating of that allowance, will automatically be credited in arrears with class 1 national insurance credits to the date when their period of entitlement to invalid care allowance is commenced.

Mr. Major Yes, subject to the usual provision that married women are not entitled to credits if they have chosen to pay reduced rate national insurance contributions.