State Pension  

HMRC warns parents over state pension

She said households could either change the child benefit claimant from the earning parent to the parent with low or no income, or the earning-parent is able to stay as the claimant and just the National Insurance credits can be transferred to the parent with low or no income.

She said DWP had to do more to inform parents that either option would ensure that parents with low-or-no incomes don’t miss out on their pension entitlement.

HMRC said it intends to make changes to its child benefit guidance, forms and communications as part of a programme of work planned for 2019.

Dippy Singh is a freelance reporter for FTAdviser