Double payment of Scottish Carer’s Allowance Supplement on 15 December

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Thursday 9 December 2021

Tags: welfare benefits, carer's allowance

The Scottish government has confirmed that Carer’s Allowance claimants in Scotland will receive a lump sum payment of £462.80 on 15 December 2021.

This payment of the Carer’s Allowance supplement is double the normal amount of this payment. 

What is the Carer’s Allowance Supplement?

The Carer’s Allowance Supplement is a lump sum payment made twice a year to carers in Scotland who receive Carer’s Allowance. You need to be receiving actual payments of Carer’s Allowance – it’s not enough merely to have an underlying entitlement to the benefit.

To get December’s payment, you need to have been in receipt of Carer’s Allowance on  11/10/21. 

How do I apply?

You won’t have to do anything to receive the supplement payment. Instead, you should receive a payment automatically.  It’ll be paid into the same account into which you receive your Carer’s allowance. 

If you think you should qualify but don’t receive a payment on 15 December, contact Social Security Scotland on 0800 182 2222 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday).

If you’re a British Sign Language user, you can use the contactSCOTLAND app to contact Social Security Scotland by video relay. Alternatively, you can write to: Carer’s Allowance Supplement, PO Box 10302, Dundee, DD1 9FX.

Don’t live in Scotland but claim Carer’s Allowance?

We think all carers across the UK should get the Carer’s Allowance supplement to recognise the vital contribution unpaid carers make to society.

If you’re an unpaid carer and you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, get in touch with your MP and tell them that you think the Carer’s Allowance supplement should be applied across the UK.