Pay­ment for car­ers wel­comed

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

Ar­gyll and Bute MSP Michael Rus­sell has wel­comed the news that car­ers will re­ceive the first pay­ments of the new Carer’s Al­lowance Sup­ple­ment from mid-Septem­ber, back-dated to April.

El­i­gi­ble car­ers will get a sup­ple­men­tary pay­ment of £221, equiv­a­lent of an ex­tra £8.50 per week, an in­crease of 13 per cent on Carer’s Al­lowance from the De­part­ment for Work and Pen­sions.

The Carer’s Al­lowance Sup­ple­ment will ben­e­fit 982 car­ers in Ar­gyll and Bute.

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