Check the qualifying date
Carer’s Allowance Supplement will be paid to carers who were in receipt of Carer’s Allowance from the DWP on the qualifying date of Monday, April 16.
The qualifying date is required by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide the details of those in receipt of Carer’s Allowance so that Social Security Scotland can make the payment.
To ensure the safe and secure delivery of these payments, they will be phased, with the vast majority of payments being made in September.
A small number of more complex payments will be made in early October. This first payment is backdated to April .
Carers are not required to do anything to receive this payment as, if eligible, it will happen automatically and be paid using the same method that people get their Carer’s Allowance from the DWP.
Social Security Scotland will go live as a public service as soon as it begins to process these payments. At this point, further information on how to contact Social Security Scotland and Carer’s Allowance Supplement eligibility and payments will be available at mygov.scot.
This information will also be included along with notification letters.
The DWP will continue to deliver Carer’s Allowance using existing eligibility.
Welcome surprise The allowances will be backdated to April