Carer's Allowance boost

Carer's Allowance boost

11th May 2020

CAS welcomes increase to Carer's Allowance

Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to news that the Scottish Government has agreed to increase carer’s allowance by £230.10 in June.

CAS Social Justice spokesperson Mhoraig Green said,
 
“This is good news, and is something we have supported calls for. Carers really do need additional support at the moment and this payment will help them give the person they care for the best possible support during the pandemic. 
 
"This mirrors the increase to Universal Credit, and will provide much-needed income to recognise the increased pressures on carers' incomes, and in many cases an increase in their caring responsibilities."