The Carer's Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Draft Regulations 2023: policy note

This instrument sets out the rules and eligibility criteria for The Carer’s Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Draft Regulations 2023 and includes provision for transfer of benefits for individuals who live in Scotland and receive CA to Social Security Scotland and Carer Support Payment.

Residence and presence conditions

Provisions relating to the residence criteria are included in the draft Regulations in line with the devolved disability benefits – Child and Adult Disability Payments. Regulation 6 sets out the residence and presence criteria that need to be met. [This provides for a reduced past presence test compared to that currently in place for Carer's Allowance to allow carers moving into the Common Travel Area to access support sooner. This requires an individual to have been present in the Common Travel Area for 26 of the past 52 weeks in order to receive support. It also sets out circumstances where the test is dis-applied including where a person is receiving support under the Special Rules for Terminal Illness, has a refugee or humanitarian protection status, or is caring for someone who meets these criteria.]



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