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Carer Support Payment Extension - Stakeholder Event - 1 August

Carer Support Payment launched in the pilot areas of Dundee City, Perth & Kinross, and the Western Isles on 20 November 2023.

Subject to Parliamentary approval, we will expand the benefit launch to Angus, North Lanarkshire, and South Lanarkshire on 24 June.

As we continue to roll out this new form of assistance, we will be hosting events to make sure you and the people you support have all the relevant information about Carer Support Payment. This will include how it will be different from Carer’s Allowance and how the service will be delivered by Social Security Scotland.

Subject to this approval, new applications for Carer Support Payment will open in the following Local Authorities from 19 August:

  • Fife
  • Moray
  • Aberdeen City
  • Aberdeenshire
  • East Ayrshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • North Ayrshire

These events may be of interest to people based in these Local Authorities who provide advice or support to carers, their families, and people they care for. For example, carer support organisations, Welfare Rights Advisors, Health and Social Care staff and advocacy organisations. It would also be beneficial for those who work in policy, learning and development and communications teams.

Please note that these events are for stakeholders supporting clients in these areas only and national organisations.

If you would like to find out more information about this event or book a place, please click on the appropriate link at the top of this email or visit the Social Security Scotland website.

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