There are lots of different ways to get help with applying for Carer Support Payment. You can ask someone to help you fill in the application form, including:
- a friend or family member
- your local carer centre
- welfare rights advisers at your local council
- a support organisation, like Citizens Advice Scotland
If someone manages your affairs
If you have someone managing your affairs, they can apply on your behalf. This could be:
- an appointee
- a Power of Attorney
- a legal guardian
Apply in British Sign Language
If you’re a British Sign Language user, you can video call Social Security Scotland using the Contact Scotland BSL app.
Apply in other languages
You can call Social Security Scotland and ask for an interpreter in over 100 languages. They can connect you to an interpreter straight away, or you can book a call in advance.
If you apply online or by post, you can only do it in English.
If you need a large print paper form
You can get a large print paper form by contacting Social Security Scotland.
Get support from Social Security Scotland
A client support adviser from Social Security Scotland can help you apply. They can meet you:
- at your home
- at a venue in your local community
- over the phone
- on a video call
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