Carers Allowance Supplement

Last updated: 04/03/2021

The Scottish Government is paying a supplement to people in receipt of carer’s allowance.

Carer’s Allowance - The latest Scottish Government announcement

Carer’s Allowance will continue to be paid even when the carer is unable to provide care due to self-isolation or infection of coronavirus to either them or their cared for person.

The care provided can now include mental and emotional care and not just physical.

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The Scottish Government is paying a supplement to people in receipt of carer’s allowance.

Carer’s Allowance Supplement is paid 2 times a year and from April 2021 the rate will be £230.10 per payment.

The next payment will be:

  • June 2021 – you’ll get this payment if you’re getting Carer’s Allowance on 12 April 2021
  • December 2021 – you’ll get this payment if you’re getting Carer’s Allowance on 11 October 2021

This money will not affect any other benefit you are receiving.

See the Scottish Government’s Carer’s Allowance Supplement information. You can call the Carer’s Allowance Supplement helpline on 0800 182 2222.

Young Carer Grant

For Young Carer Grant (YCG) Social Security Scotland continues to be able to take applications through all the usual channels.

To ensure that coronavirus doesn’t stop anyone accessing the support they deserve we will also allow applications for YCG from people who have recently turned 19 but couldn’t apply while they were 18 due to coronavirus.

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