Thank You Payment for Social Care Staff - Apply Now

The Scottish Government are pleased to let you know that the payment process for the £500 thank you payment to social care staff working in the third, voluntary, charitable and private sector will go live on Monday 1 February at midday.

The frequently asked questions on the Scottish Government website is currently being updated to the same timescale.

The claims are being administered by Scotland Excel. The claim form and all associated guidance will be available at

The deadline for claims is midnight 15 February, however it would be helpful if providers could complete and submit their claim as soon as possible. Due to the volume of claims they are unfortunately unable to provide a timetable for payments, however they will endeavour to work with partners to make these as soon as is possible, and will keep providers informed of timings as well as updating the frequently asked questions regularly.