Latest round of Carer’s Allowance Supplement payment

The third round of Carer’s Allowance Supplement payments from the Scottish Government will be paid by Social Security Scotland on 24 June 2019.

Carers will receive letters from Social Security Scotland between 20th June 2019 and 21st June 2019 to confirm details of their payment.

This payment of £226.20 will be for carers who were getting Carer’s Allowance from the DWP on Monday 15 April 2019.

This payment round will also include payments for people who were receiving Carer’s Allowance from the DWP on Monday 16 April 2018 and Monday 15 October 2018 who
did not receive their payments in last year’s payment rounds. This could be for a range of reasons, for example the DWP was investigating the claim and it was subsequently found
to be valid.

There will be a small number of more complex cases where the payments may take slightly longer to allocate - for example where the recipient has died and we are looking to
make the payment to their next of kin.

The next qualifying date for this year will be Monday 14 October 2019 and payments will be made in December. If people qualify for both payments, they will receive a total of
£452.40 in 2019.

For more information on Scottish Government’s plans in relation to carer’s benefits, please visit gov.scot/policies/social-security/benefits-for-carers

If you have any questions on this payment, you can call Social Security Scotland on Freephone 0800 182 2222.