Date lodged: 27 September 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how much it estimates the administration of the Carer's Allowance Supplement by Social Security Scotland will cost in 2018-19.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 17 October 2018
The costs for Social Security Scotland to administer the Carer’s Allowance Supplement in 2018-19 are estimated to be in the region of £193,000. This does not include Social Security Scotland staffing costs. Social Security Scotland staff are multi-disciplinary and will work across a number of functions in preparation for the benefits being devolved. It is therefore not possible to fully attribute staff costs to any particular benefit at this stage.