Carers welcome cash grant
Carers across Rutherglen and Cambuslang are welcoming a much needed cash boost from the Scottish Government.
They are being paid the Carer’s Allowance Supplement - an additional £442 this financial year.
The cash award comes in two payments of £221, equivalent of an extra £8.50 per week and an increase of 13 percent on the current Carer’s Allowance.
Social Security Secretary, Shirley–Anne Somerville, said: “Carers make a vital contribution to society, which this payment recognises, putting an extra £442 in their pockets this financial year.
“When we take over the devolution of Carer’s Allowance, we will continue this increased rate which will also rise annually in line with inflation.
“This investment of over £30m a year addresses the unfairness that Carer’s Allowance is the lowest of the working age benefits.”
If you believe you are eligible for the Carer’s Allowance Supplement and have not received a payment by October 15 then you should phone 0800 182 2222.