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Extra money on its way for carers

Carer and her mum

Carer's Allowance Supplement is an extra payment to help people in Scotland who already get Carer's Allowance or Carer Support Payment.

Those who are entitled to get it will receive a Carer’s Allowance Supplement of £288.60 on 7 June 2024.

The payment provides vital financial support and recognises the crucial role that carers play in our local communities. The money can be used for anything, from spending it on a hobby to taking a short break.

We will send a letter to anyone who is due to get a payment. Carers do not need to apply for the supplement. It is paid automatically to everyone who is eligible.

Some payments may take slightly longer but carers can call us free, on 0800 182 2222, if they have not received a letter or payment by 17 June.

Carer’s Allowance Supplement is an extra payment for people in Scotland who get Carer's Allowance or Carer Support Payment on a particular date. It is paid automatically twice a year. The most recent payment was made on 7 June. The next payment will be in December.

Carer Support Payment is replacing Carer's Allowance for carers who live in Scotland.

It is being rolled out across Scotland. The first phase of the launch was in November 2023 and the benefit is currently available in Dundee City, Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) and Perth & Kinross. 

Subject to approval by the Scottish Parliament, it will be available in 10 more areas this summer. The next phase of the roll-out, will start with Angus and North and South Lanarkshire from 24 June.

The roll-out continues in August, when Carer Support Payment will be available in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Fife, Moray, and North, South and East Ayrshire. It will be available in the rest of Scotland from 4 November. 

You can find out if applications are open in your area by using the Carer Support Payment postcode checker.

Carers in Scotland who get Carer’s Allowance or Carer Support Payment will continue to get extra support from Carer’s Allowance Supplement.

Find out more at Carer Support Payment - mygov.scot



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