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Carer's Allowance Supplement

Carer’s Allowance Supplement payments- number, percentage and expenditure. National values are broken down by age, gender and local authority.

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Age
  1. All
  2. Under 18 years
  3. 65 years and over
  4. 18-24 years
  5. 25-29 years
  6. 30-34 years
  7. 35-39 years
  8. 40-44 years
  9. 45-49 years
  10. 50-54 years
  11. 55-59 years
  12. 60-64 years
  13. Unknown
Carer's Allowance Supplement Indicators
  1. Carer's Allowance Supplement Expenditure
  2. Carer's Allowance Supplement Payments
Gender
  1. All
  2. Female
  3. Male
  4. Unknown
Measure Type
  1. Count
  2. Ratio
Reference Period
  1. 2018-04
  2. 2018-10
  3. 2019-04
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
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About the Dataset
Contact
Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
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License
Issued
14/05/2019
Modified
13/08/2019
Next update due
November 2019
Description

The Carer's Allowance Supplement (CAS) is given to people in Scotland who receive Carer's Allowance on the CAS eligibility dates. These are two dates each year- one in April and one in October, which are set by the Scottish Government. The Scotland Act 2016 gives Scottish Parliament powers over a number of social security benefits which had been administered to Scottish claimants by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). In September 2018, Carer’s Allowance became the first of these benefits to have executive competency transferred from DWP to Social Security Scotland, the executive agency of Scottish Government which is responsible for delivering the social security benefits for Scotland. These statistics cover payments for those eligible for CAS from the April 2018 to the April 2019 eligibility date. The full publication and table are available at https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/SocialSecurityforScotland/CASApr2019.

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Confidentiality Policy

This data contains no sensitive, personal information.

Quality Management

DWP holds information on those in payment of Carer’s Allowance, and it runs a scan of this data twice a year to identify those eligible for CAS on each of the eligibility dates. It then securely transfers the necessary data to Social Security Scotland to allow them to make CAS payments.

In some instances, payment of Carer’s Allowance can be backdated, which may mean that someone who did not receive Carer’s Allowance on the CAS eligibility date is later considered to have been eligible on that date. In order to capture these people, each scan of the DWP data will identify people who have retrospective entitlement to earlier eligibility dates, as well as identifying those in receipt of Carer’s Allowance on the most recent eligibility date. Social Security Scotland will then pay CAS for one or more periods of eligibility as determined by the data transfer.

The April 2019 eligibility date scan was run in May 2019.

Accuracy and Reliability

To take account of backdating, each eligibility scan identifies those people that have retrospective entitlement for previous CAS eligibility dates. The data in this publication includes those found to be eligible from the April 2018 and October 2018 eligibility date scans, as well as those identified in the April 2019 eligibility scan as having retrospective entitlement for dates in 2018. The April 2019 data will not include retrospective entitlement until the next eligibility scan (October 2019). Future scans may continue to identify additional people who are retrospectively entitled for any previous eligibility date. Because of this, there may be a small undercount for the October 2018 eligibility date and a larger undercount for the April 2019 eligibility date.

Gender data are based on ‘title’. Title was supplied for every carer. ‘Unknown’ gender includes carers with titles where gender cannot be identified, i.e. 'Dr', 'Rev' and 'Captain'.

Age is based on age at the eligibility date. In a very small number of cases age band is ‘unknown’.

A small number of carers have ‘unknown’ local authority due to their supplied postcodes not matching the postcode address file used for statistical analysis. These 'unknown' values are included in the Scotland value.

Payments figures have been rounded to the nearest five, and expenditure figures to the nearest £1,000 for disclosure control. The percent of payments are displayed to one decimal place.

Due to the inclusion of ‘unknown’ local authorities and rounding, the sum of local authority values do not sum to the Scotland value.

Coherence and Comparability

The eligibility for CAS is dependent on a person being in payment of Carer’s Allowance on the eligibility date. The data is therefore similar to the Carer’s Allowance statistics published by the Scottish Government at https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/SocialSecurityforScotland/CASApr2019

and DWP at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistical-summaries.

However, there are a number of differences between these two sets of data. The key differences are:

• Reference date – CAS data refers to 16 April 2018, 15 October 2018 and 15 April 2019, while Carer’s Allowance data refers to the end of May 2018, end of November 2018 and end of Feburary 2019.

• Backdating – CAS data is taken from scans carried out in August and November 2018 and May 2019. The 2018 data has more than seven months of backdating and the April 2019 data has one month of backdating. Carer’s Allowance data includes up to four months of backdating.

• Eligibility – all those who receive a payment of Carer’s Allowance on the eligibility date will receive CAS. This will include eligible carers who subsequently become entitled to a payment, including cases which may have temporarily been suspended from payment. DWP data will exclude those who are later found to be ineligible for Carer’s Allowance as part of their backdating adjustments.

• Geography – DWP use different postcode address files to identify those who receive Carer’s Allowance who are living in Scottish postcodes.

The Carer’s Allowance data is available in more detail on Stat-Xplore, where you can access data at lower geographies e.g. Local Authority, Census Output Area, Scottish and Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies:

https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml

Accessibility and Clarity
Not supplied
Relevance
Not supplied
Timeliness and Punctuality

These statistics are updated twice a year, once for each eligibility date. These updates coincide with our quarterly publications on people in receipt of Carer’s Allowance. These can be found at https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/SocialSecurityforScotland

Revisions

Revisions and corrections to previously published statistics are dealt with in accordance with the Scottish Government Statistician Group corporate policy statement on revisions and corrections - a copy of which is available on the Scottish Government website.

URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/carers-allowance-supplement
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Age
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/age
(not locked to a value)
Carer's Allowance Supplement Indicators
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/carer'sAllowanceSupplementIndicators
(not locked to a value)
Gender
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/gender
(not locked to a value)
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
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The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/carers-allowance-supplement

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All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/carers-allowance-supplement/metadata

Linked Data Resources

A breakdown by type of the 441 resources in this dataset's data graph.

Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 11
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 426
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/carers-allowance-supplement/metadata
Accuracy and Reliability http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accuracy-and-reliability
To take account of backdating, each eligibility scan identifies those people that have retrospective entitlement for previous CAS eligibility dates. The data in this publication includes those found to be eligible from the April 2018 and October 2018 eligibility date scans, as well as those identified in the April 2019 eligibility scan as having retrospective entitlement for dates in 2018. The April 2019 data will not include retrospective entitlement until the next eligibility scan (October 2019). Future scans may continue to identify additional people who are retrospectively entitled for any previous eligibility date. Because of this, there may be a small undercount for the October 2018 eligibility date and a larger undercount for the April 2019 eligibility date. Gender data are based on ‘title’. Title was supplied for every carer. ‘Unknown’ gender includes carers with titles where gender cannot be identified, i.e. 'Dr', 'Rev' and 'Captain'. Age is based on age at the eligibility date. In a very small number of cases age band is ‘unknown’. A small number of carers have ‘unknown’ local authority due to their supplied postcodes not matching the postcode address file used for statistical analysis. These 'unknown' values are included in the Scotland value. Payments figures have been rounded to the nearest five, and expenditure figures to the nearest £1,000 for disclosure control. The percent of payments are displayed to one decimal place. Due to the inclusion of ‘unknown’ local authorities and rounding, the sum of local authority values do not sum to the Scotland value. xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
Carer’s Allowance Supplement payments- number, percentage and expenditure. National values are broken down by age, gender and local authority. xsd:string
Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
The eligibility for CAS is dependent on a person being in payment of Carer’s Allowance on the eligibility date. The data is therefore similar to the Carer’s Allowance statistics published by the Scottish Government at [https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/SocialSecurityforScotland/CASApr2019](https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/SocialSecurityforScotland/CASApr2019) and DWP at [https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistical-summaries](https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dwp-statistical-summaries). However, there are a number of differences between these two sets of data. The key differences are: • Reference date – CAS data refers to 16 April 2018, 15 October 2018 and 15 April 2019, while Carer’s Allowance data refers to the end of May 2018, end of November 2018 and end of Feburary 2019. • Backdating – CAS data is taken from scans carried out in August and November 2018 and May 2019. The 2018 data has more than seven months of backdating and the April 2019 data has one month of backdating. Carer’s Allowance data includes up to four months of backdating. • Eligibility – all those who receive a payment of Carer’s Allowance on the eligibility date will receive CAS. This will include eligible carers who subsequently become entitled to a payment, including cases which may have temporarily been suspended from payment. DWP data will exclude those who are later found to be ineligible for Carer’s Allowance as part of their backdating adjustments. • Geography – DWP use different postcode address files to identify those who receive Carer’s Allowance who are living in Scottish postcodes. The Carer’s Allowance data is available in more detail on Stat-Xplore, where you can access data at lower geographies e.g. Local Authority, Census Output Area, Scottish and Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies: [https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml](https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml) xsd:string
Confidentiality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/confidentiality
This data contains no sensitive, personal information. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:socialsecuritystatistics@gov.scot
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
May 14, 2019 10:11 xsd:dateTime
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August 13, 2019 08:35 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
The Carer's Allowance Supplement (CAS) is given to people in Scotland who receive Carer's Allowance on the CAS eligibility dates. These are two dates each year- one in April and one in October, which are set by the Scottish Government. The Scotland Act 2016 gives Scottish Parliament powers over a number of social security benefits which had been administered to Scottish claimants by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). In September 2018, Carer’s Allowance became the first of these benefits to have executive competency transferred from DWP to Social Security Scotland, the executive agency of Scottish Government which is responsible for delivering the social security benefits for Scotland. These statistics cover payments for those eligible for CAS from the April 2018 to the April 2019 eligibility date. The full publication and table are available at [https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/SocialSecurityforScotland/CASApr2019](https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/SocialSecurityforScotland/CASApr2019). xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/carers-allowance-supplement
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
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November 2019 xsd:string
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Economic Activity, Benefits and Tax Credits http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/economic-activity-benefits-and-tax-credits
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Carer's Allowance Supplement xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/
Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Quality Management http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/quality-management
DWP holds information on those in payment of Carer’s Allowance, and it runs a scan of this data twice a year to identify those eligible for CAS on each of the eligibility dates. It then securely transfers the necessary data to Social Security Scotland to allow them to make CAS payments. In some instances, payment of Carer’s Allowance can be backdated, which may mean that someone who did not receive Carer’s Allowance on the CAS eligibility date is later considered to have been eligible on that date. In order to capture these people, each scan of the DWP data will identify people who have retrospective entitlement to earlier eligibility dates, as well as identifying those in receipt of Carer’s Allowance on the most recent eligibility date. Social Security Scotland will then pay CAS for one or more periods of eligibility as determined by the data transfer. The April 2019 eligibility date scan was run in May 2019. xsd:string
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Revisions http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/revisions
Revisions and corrections to previously published statistics are dealt with in accordance with the Scottish Government Statistician Group corporate policy statement on revisions and corrections - a copy of which is available on the [Scottish Government website](https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/About/CPSonRevisionsCorrections). xsd:string
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Economic Activity, Benefits and Tax Credits http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/economic-activity-benefits-and-tax-credits
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
These statistics are updated twice a year, once for each eligibility date. These updates coincide with our quarterly publications on people in receipt of Carer’s Allowance. These can be found at [https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/SocialSecurityforScotland](https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/SocialSecurityforScotland) xsd:string
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Carer's Allowance Supplement xsd:string
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Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
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In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/carers-allowance-supplement
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