Carers Allowance (Older People)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 4th March 2020.

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Photo of Shirley-Anne Somerville Shirley-Anne Somerville Scottish National Party

As Sarah Boyack correctly said, we are due to consult on carers allowance in 2021. That goes along with our framework and timeframe for social security benefits as we move forward on devolution of them. Currently, work is focused particularly on disability assistance. However, we continue to meet stakeholder organisations and carers directly to discuss with them what they would like as we move forward with devolution of carers allowance. That will, I am sure, be something to which we will give serious consideration.