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Latest round of Carer’s Allowance Supplement payment

The third round of Carer’s Allowance Supplement payments from the Scottish Government will be paid by Social Security Scotland on 24 June 2019.

Carers will receive letters from Social Security Scotland between June 20 and June 21 to confirm details of their payment.

This payment of £226.20 will be for carers who were getting Carer’s Allowance from the DWP on Monday April 15 2019.

This payment round will also include payments for people who were receiving Carer’s Allowance from the DWP on Monday April 16 2018 and Monday October 15 2018 who did not receive their payments in last year’s payment rounds.

This could be for a range of reasons, for example the DWP was investigating the claim and it was subsequently found to be valid.

There will be a small number of more complex cases where the payments may take slightly longer to allocate – for example where the recipient has died and we are looking to make the payment to their next of kin.

The next qualifying date for this year will be Monday October 14 and payments will be made in December.

If people qualify for both payments, they will receive a total of £452.40 in 2019.

If you would like to find out more about this you can visit mygov.scot/benefits

If you have any questions on this payment, you can call Social Security Scotland on Freephone 0800 182 2222.