Scottish Parliament passes Carer’s Allowance Supplement Bill

Released 07 October 2021

The Scottish Parliament has voted in favour of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill, which will double the unpaid Carer’s Allowance Supplement to £462.80 this year.

The Carer’s Allowance Supplement is paid twice a year to carers who are living in Scotland and receive Carer’s Allowance, paid by the Department for Work and Pensions, on specified qualifying dates. The qualifying date for the December 2021 double payment is 11 October 2021.

To be eligible for Carer’s Allowance, and therefore the Carer’s Allowance Supplement, a claimant must be providing 35 hours or more of care per week. Recipients can only earn up to £128 a week, after deductions, through paid work.

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