Guide

Carer's Allowance Supplement

Last updated: 5 March 2019

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 15 April 2019 you'll get a Carer's Allowance Supplement payment in June 2019.

If you were getting Carer's Allowance on 15 April 2019, and did not receive a Carer's Allowance Supplement payment in June 2019, you'll get this payment as part of the December 2019 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.

Carer's Allowance Supplement
Who can get Carer's Allowance Supplement