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The Carer’s Allowance Supplement is a lump sum payment made twice a year to carers in Scotland who receive Carer’s Allowance.
This is a twice-yearly lump sum payment for 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.
These lump payments don’t count as income when calculating entitlement to other benefits or tax credits.
You do not need to apply for the supplement. Instead, you should receive a payment automatically.
If you think you should qualify but don’t receive a grant, 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.
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