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Overview

Carer's Allowance Supplement is an extra payment for people in Scotland who get Carer's Allowance on a particular date.

Carer's Allowance Supplement is paid 2 times a year.

2021 payments

The first payment was on 16 June. It was £231.40. You’ll have got it if you were getting Carer’s Allowance on 12 April 2021.

The second payment is in December and will be £462.80. You’ll get this if you get Carer’s Allowance on 11 October 2021. The reason it’s double the amount of the last payment is in recognition of the pressures unpaid carers face because of the pandemic.

 

Warning

There is an extra payment due to coronavirus. Find out more about the Coronavirus Carer's Allowance Supplement.

If you're due to get a payment, you'll get a letter from Social Security Scotland before the payment is made.

Social Security Scotland

Social Security Scotland pays Carer's Allowance Supplement.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) pays Carer's Allowance.

The DWP shares information with Social Security Scotland to allow them to make this payment. Find out more about how Social Security Scotland will use your data.

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