The New Scottish Social Security System
As well as the launch of Universal Credit for tenants on 5th December 2018, The Scottish Government have been developing their own Social Security System. This gives The Scottish Government power to not only make some administration changes to Universal Credit and how it is delivered but also how housing costs are paid. In addition they will have authority over the delivery of some welfare benefits, which will be rolled out over the next few years.
Carers Allowance Supplement
If you are receiving Carer’s Allowance for looking after someone, Scottish Government are paying 2 annual payments of £226.90.
This will be paid with your regular Carer’s Allowance Payment.
You must have been receiving Carer’s Allowance on a named qualifying date.
2019 Qualifying Dates
Monday 15 April 2019 - Payment due 24th June 2019
Monday 14 October 2019 – Due December 2019 – exact date to be confirmed.
Payment is automatic so you do not need to make a claim.
If you are not receiving Carer's Allowance, but are later given a backdated payment covering the qualifying date, you are eligible for the CA Supplement.
Backdated payments will be paid on the next scheduled payment date.
Further information can be found here: or contact Dawn at Welfare Rights Service on 0141 771 7722
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