A dedicated online and paper based application form, administered by Scotland Excel on behalf of the Scottish Government, launched on Wed 30 June 2021 to pay Personal Assistants who are eligible to receive their £500 payment for NHS and Social Care staff.
The Scottish Government has worked with disabled people led organisations and payroll providers to find the quickest way to reach Personal Assistants.
The Scottish Government recognises the unique place that Personal Assistants and Personal Assistant Employers hold within social care and we encourage all eligible Personal Assistants to claim for this payment in recognition of their invaluable work throughout the pandemic.
Full guidance and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found on the Scottish Government website at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-social-care-workforce-gbp500-payment-guidance-for-personal-assistants.
Applications close on Wednesday 25 August 2021.
The online portal can be found here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/500PoundApplicationsForPAs/