Guide

Carer's Allowance Supplement

Last updated: 3 September 2018

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 were getting Carer's Allowance on 16 April 2018 you'll get a Carer's Allowance Supplement payment in September or October 2018.

If you are getting Carer's Allowance on 15 October 2018 you'll get a Carer's Allowance Supplement payment from December 2018.

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 but do not get it 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