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Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Act 1999

Section 17: responsibilities at home and credits

191.Social security legislation provides for people to enhance their contribution records without paying contributions. Examples are credits when someone is undergoing training or on jury service rather than working. Home responsibilities protection is given where someone is a carer at home. Although these provisions are primarily about benefit entitlement, many of the operational tasks are currently undertaken by the CA. Rather than relocate the work, section 17 provides for it to be done by the same people, under Inland Revenue management but acting as agents for the Secretary of State.

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