Carer’s Allowance Supplement Scotland
The Scottish Government is paying a £442 per year supplement to people in receipt of carer’s allowance.
A new benefit to replace carer’s allowance, called Carer’s Assistance, will be introduced which pays the same amount as income support and jobseekers allowance.
Until this benefit is available carer’s will receive the supplement to top up their existing carer’s allowance.
If you are receiving carer’s allowance at the moment you do not need to claim the supplement. It will be paid automatically. It is paid in two equal amounts of £221.
The first payments were paid in September, and should have reached all eligible carer’s by the end of October.
The Scottish Government has confirmed that the second payment of carer’s allowance supplement will be made in December 2018.
This money will not affect any other benefit you are receiving.
See Carer’s Allowance Supplement for more information. You can call the Carer’s Allowance Supplement helpline on 0800 182 2222.