5 September 2018

Carer’s Allowance Supplement - Scotland

The Scottish Government are using their new social security powers in 2018 to provide an additional payment to those in receipt of Carer’s Allowance who live in Scotland.

The Carer’s Allowance Supplement will be paid as a six month lump sum payment twice yearly to those who are entitled to Carer’s Allowance and the Scottish Government have announced that the first of these payments will start to be made from mid-September 2018.

The payment will be made separately to Carer’s Allowance and will, like Carer’s Allowance, be taxable although it will not count as income for tax credits or other benefits.

There is more information about the Carer's Allowance Supplement and when payments will start on the Scottish Government's website.