Carer’s Allowance Supplement

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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.

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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.

How much will I get?

A payment of £231.40 was already made in June 2021. A second payment will be made on 15 December to anyone who is getting Carer’s Allowance on 11 October 2021. This December payment will be doubled to £462.80.

These lump payments are ignored as income when calculating entitlement to other benefits or tax credits.

How do I get a Carer’s Allowance Supplement?

You do not need to apply for a Carer’s Allowance 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.