New Young Carer Grant

New Young Carer Grant

Young carers aged 16 -18 in Scotland who don’t currently qualify for Carer’s Allowance may be eligible for a new £300 annual Young Carer Grant.

To qualify you must be:

  • between 16 and 18 years of age,
  • not getting carer’s allowance and
  • caring for someone for at least 16 hours per week.


The person you are caring for must be getting:

  • the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment or
  • the middle or highest care rate of Disability Living Allowance or
  • Attendance Allowance for at least 16 hours per week


To apply:

Phone Social Security Scotland on 0800 182 2222

Claim online at

Download an application form at

For more details see Young Carer Grant: FAQ

See our Disability, Sickness and Care Benefits Advice Guide

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