Important message for social care staff employed by East Lothian Council

Please read the information below carefully, including the hyperlink to Scottish Government information. Send any queries by email to no later than 31 March 2021.

The Council is administering the payment on behalf of the Scottish Government and will aim to make the payment at the end of April, however, this will depend on a number of factors which may delay the payment until the end of May for some or all.

The payment will be made as a lump sum payment, however, individuals on Universal Credits or other benefits may opt to receive this in 3 equal instalments (more detail on this is below).

If you wish to receive the payment in instalments you must contact the above email box no later than 31 March 2021 requesting payment in this manner. If you worked in a qualifying area during the qualifying period and have since left the Council, you should also contact the email address above.

Please read the information from the Scottish Government carefully and send any queries to clearly marked £500 Payment.

 Please note that health staff have been contacted by the Scottish Government separately about their £500 bonus

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