91,000 unpaid carers to receive double payment this winter!
Eligible carers in Scotland will now receive a double payment of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement under legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament earlier this month.
The Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill was passed to acknowledge the additional pressures carers in Scotland have faced as a result of the pandemic.
The December payment of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement will be doubled to £462.80, benefiting the tens of thousands of eligible carers who received Carer’s Allowance on the qualifying date of 11 October 2021.
For more information on the Carers Allowance Supplement, please visit the Scottish Government Website
If you would like any advice or assistance in relation to this, please contact one of CHA’s Financial Inclusion Team by using the contact details listed below.