Until 2018 I cared for my father and got Carer's Allowance. I know that this gave me further contributions to my state pension. Recently I was made redundant and I have signed on for contributions based Job Seekers Allowance. I have been refused contributions based JSA having been told that Carer's Allowance does not entitle you to JSA but the advice on gov.uk website says 'these count towards your State Pension and may help you qualify for some other benefits for example contributions based Jobseeker's Allowance' . When I checked my state pension forecast I was show as having full years for 2017-18 and 2016 - 17. Are they right? If not I really think people should know that they will be paying the price further down the line.