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Who can get Carer's Allowance Supplement

To get Carer's Allowance Supplement you must:

  • live in Scotland on a particular date
  • be getting Carer's Allowance payments on a particular date

The person you care for does not have to live in Scotland.

Dates

If you're getting Carer's Allowance on 12 April 2021 you should get a Carer's Allowance Supplement payment on 16 June 2021.

If you were getting Carer's Allowance on 12 October 2020, and did not receive a Carer's Allowance Supplement payment in December 2020, you'll get this payment as part of the June 2021 Carer's Allowance Supplement payments.

If you do not get Carer's Allowance

You must get Carer's Allowance to get Carer's Allowance Supplement. If you want to, you can find out more about what benefits you could get.

Some people do not get Carer's Allowance because they get other benefits instead. This is called an 'underlying entitlement'.

You will not get Carer's Allowance Supplement if you have an underlying entitlement to Carer's Allowance.

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