Date lodged: 13 March 2019
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-21773 by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 8 March 2019, how many households are currently in receipt of carers' benefits.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 27 March 2019
National Statistics on Carer’s Allowance are published as part of DWP’s benefits statistics collection: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistical-summaries .
Scottish recipients of Carer’s Allowance may also be eligible to receive Carer’s Allowance Supplement (CAS), which is paid twice yearly to those in payment of Carer’s Allowance on the relevant eligibility dates. Official statistics on Carer’s Allowance Supplement for the first eligibility data in April 2018 were published in February 2019: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/SocialSecurityforScotland .