The Scotland Act 2016 devolves Carer’s Allowance to Scotland.
This briefing provides information Carer’s Allowance including:
- entitlement rules
- expenditure and caseload
- how the definition of a carer’s benefit changed through the stages of the Scotland Bill
- how the fiscal framework might affect the amount allocated to Scotland for a carer’s benefit
- longstanding issues with Carer’s Allowance, and the Scottish Government’s proposals for reform.
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Published: 09 June 2016