Date lodged: 13 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how many awards of Carers Allowance Supplement have been given to people living outside Scotland.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 26 February 2019
Carers are only eligible for Carer’s Allowance Supplement if they are resident in Scotland on a particular eligibility date. No payments of Carer’s Allowance Supplement have therefore been made to carers resident outside Scotland on the eligibility dates. However, around 0.2% of payments have been made to carers who moved to an address outside Scotland between the eligibility date and payment date, or to next of kin living outside Scotland.