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Carer's allowance

Carer's allowance
Carer's Allowance is £64.60 a week to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs.

You don't have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.

You must be 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for them.

Visit GOV.UK to find out:

  • if you're eligible
  • what you'll get
  • how to claim
  • what to do if your circumstances change
Read more on the GOV.UK website.

Carer's Allowance Supplement

People who currently get Carer's Allowance in Scotland will be eligible for an extra payment called a 'Carer's Allowance Supplement'. This is paid 2 times a year.

Visit mygov.scot to find out:

  • who can get Carer's Allowance Supplement
  • when payments will be made
  • how to contact Social Security Scotland

The information was last updated on: 26th September 2018

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