Carers Financial Support
Most up to date information on financial supports for carers can be found on the benefits for carers section of the Scottish Government website.
The Scottish Government has updated and produced a toolkit which provides an overview of the delivery of devolved benefits, delivery timetable, factsheets and information on spreading the word about devolved benefits.
Carer’s Allowance Supplement
Carers Allowance Supplement is paid twice a year to those in receipt of Carer’s Allowance. Unpaid carers will receive a double payment of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement this winter under legislation passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament (October 2021).
The December 2021 payment of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement in Scotland will be doubled to £462.80.
Young Carers Support
Young Carers Grant
Information and Resources on the Young Carers Grant in Scotland.
Young Scot Card
Information for young carers including information, articles and Young Scot Card benefits is available on young.scot.
More information - YouTube videos and leaflets
- Introduction to Social Security Scotland (YouTube Video)
- About Carer’s Allowance Supplement (YouTube Video)
- Questions Arising (YouTube Video)
- Carer’s Allowance Supplement Factsheet and
- Carer’s Allowance Supplement for those working with carers