Scottish Carer’s Assistance consultation
The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation on the replacement benefit for Carer’s Allowance, Scottish Carer’s Assistance.
The consultation seeks views on how Scottish Carer’s Assistance will look at launch, how Carer’s Allowance Supplement should be paid in future and on extra support for people looking after more than one person in receipt of disability benefits. It also asks for feedback on proposed future changes to eligibility criteria which could be made once case transfer is complete.
We would like to encourage you to share your views and experiences as part of this consultation, and to share the consultation more widely with people you work with who may wish to take part. You can read the consultation and respond via the following link: https://consult.gov.scot/social-security/scottish-carers-assistance/
The consultation will run for 12 weeks until 23 May 2022.