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CARER’S ALLOWANCE SUPPLEMENT HELPS THOUSANDS IN ALMOND VALLEY

CARER’S ALLOWANCE SUPPLEMENT HELPS THOUSANDS IN ALMOND VALLEY

Published date : 18 February, 2020

Thousands of carers in Almond Valley have benefitted from Carer’s Allowance Supplement (CAS) payments of up to £452 a year, introduced by the Scottish Government.

 

New figures show that 3,480 carers in West Lothian have received CAS payments since September 2018, when the payment was introduced.

 

The Carer’s Allowance Supplement is an extra payment made to carers in Scotland twice a year, in recognition of the important contribution they make to our society.

 

Carers now receive two supplementary payments totalling £452 per year, equivalent to an extra £8.50 per week, which is a 13% increase on the Carer’s Allowance from the UK government.

Angela Constance MSP said :  

 

“Since its introduction, the Carer’s Allowance Supplement has supported almost 100,000 carers across Scotland, including 3,480 in West Lothian.

 

“Carers in my constituency make an absolutely vital contribution to our society, and it’s only appropriate that their hard work is valued and they are properly supported.

 

“This supplementary payment allows the Scottish Government to get more money into the pockets of carers as quickly as possible.

 

“I am delighted that carers are being recognised for the important contribution carers make to our communities - in what can often be difficult circumstances.

 

ENDS

 

Notes:

 

Table 4b: Number of Carers in receipt of Carer’s Allowance Supplement payments - by Local Authority

Local Authority3

Total since September 2018

Scotland

                     98,275

Aberdeen City

                       2,015

Aberdeenshire

                       2,595

Angus

                       1,890

Argyll & Bute

                       1,315

City of Edinburgh

                       5,700

Clackmannanshire

                       1,090

Dumfries & Galloway

                       3,060

Dundee City

                       3,210

East Ayrshire

                       2,990

East Dunbartonshire

                       1,320

East Lothian

                       1,480

East Renfrewshire

                       1,190

Falkirk

                       3,100

Fife

                       7,450

Glasgow City

                     15,680

Highland

                       3,485

Inverclyde

                       1,930

Midlothian

                       1,640

Moray

                       1,230

Na h-Eileanan Siar

                          315

North Ayrshire

                       3,370

North Lanarkshire

                       8,390

Orkney Islands

                          260

Perth & Kinross

                       2,120

Renfrewshire

                       3,225

Scottish Borders

                       1,580

Shetland Islands

                          195

South Ayrshire

                       2,215

South Lanarkshire

                       7,000

Stirling

                       1,305

West Dunbartonshire

                       2,125

West Lothian

                       3,480

Unknown

                          320

 

 

 

 

 


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