The deadline for the £500 thank you payment to social care staff working in the third, voluntary, charitable and private sector has been extended and is now 11:59pm on Sunday 28th February.
Those who are eligible and have not submitted their application are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
The following employees are eligible for the payment:
- staff who have been employed in NHS Scotland for a minimum of one month’s continuous service between Tuesday 17th March – Monday 30th November 2020, including those who have since left NHS employment (including retirees)
- providing they have at least one month’s continuous service between Tuesday 17th March – Monday 30th November 2020:
- bank workers, locums paid through NHS Payroll, staff on honorary contracts and staff covered by the Two-Tier Agreement
- staff who accepted and worked on temporary contracts to aid the pandemic response, including students who worked under temporary contracts but who have since returned to University
Due to the volume of claims, Scottish Government is unable to provide a timetable for payments.
The claims are being administered by Scotland Excel via their website.
To access the claim form and all associated guidance, please visit the Scotland Excel website.
Alternatively, for further information (including any impact on benefits), visit Scottish Government’s FAQs.