Carers Allowance Supplement

Last updated: 01/04/2020

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

Carer’s Allowance - The latest Scottish Government announcement today 1st April 2020

Carer’s Allowance continuing 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.

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

If you are receiving carer’s allowance now you do not need to claim the supplement. It will be paid automatically in two equal amounts of £226.20.

Payments dates for 2020 are to be confirmed. The previous payments were made in June and December 2019.

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.