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calendar icon08 May 2024

Unpaid carers to get £288 payment

Paid twice a year, Carer’s Allowance Supplement is an extra payment for people in Scotland who get Carer Support Payment or Carer’s Allowance.

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced the next payment of £288.60 will be made next month, with the second instalment due in December.

Who is eligible for Carer’s Allowance Supplement?

To be eligible for the £288.60 payment, you need to have been claiming either Carer Support Payment or Carer’s allowance on 8 April 2024.  

Do you have to live in Scotland to be eligible for Carer’s Allowance Supplement?

You must either live in Scotland or have a substantial connection to Scotland on 8 April 2024 to receive the money.

But the person you care for doesn’t need to be a Scottish resident.


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Caroline Chell

Caroline has worked in financial communications for more than 10 years, writing content on subjects such as pensions, mortgages, loans and credit cards, as well as stockbroking and investment advice.

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