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Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill


The Bill provides for an increase in the amount of the carer’s allowance supplement for the period from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Anyone who qualifies for this supplement will get the increased amount.  

The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 set the initial amount that carers would receive for this period. The Bill will increase this amount by £231.40. It will also give the Scottish Government the ability to increase the amount of a carer’s allowance supplement going forward.

The Bill was passed on 07 October 2021 and became an Act on 15 November 2021


Stage 2 - Changes to detail

MSPs can propose changes (“amendments”) to the Bill. The amendments are considered and decided on by a committee.

The Bill ended Stage 2 on 30 September 2021

Evaluation of carer benefits

Letter from Minister for Social Security and Local Government, 6 October 2021

First meeting on amendments

Documents with the amendments considered at the meeting on 30 September 2021

Marshalled list of amendment for Stage 2

Revised Groupings of amendment for Stage 2


There is no Bill as amended at Stage 2 for the Bill as no amendments were agreed to at Stage 2. 

30 September 2021
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Meeting video