Nat insurance class as a carer?

Does the class of national insurance credit you recieve whilst on carers allowance entitle you to contribution based job seekers allowance once you finish recieving carers allowance? The carers allowance and NI credit were being paid for 4 years.

I know its class 1 but does the entitlement only allow the claim if you have actually paid the NI out of earnings and not through claiming carers allowance?

Thank you.

Hi Chris,

I don’t know. You could contact Citizens Advice Bureau or Carers Uk helpline for advice.