How to Apply for the Young Carer Grant

If you're a young carer aged 16, 17 or 18 in Scotland and don't currently qualify for Carer's Allowance, you may be eligible for a yearly payment of £305.10 

Find out how to apply for the Young Carer Grant, who is eligible and how to get further support as a young carer in our handy infographic below.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the rules regarding the timing of applications have been relaxed.This means if you apply after your 19th birthday, due a delay in relation to COVID-19, your application will be treated as though it was on time (e.g. Social Security Scotland will treat your application as if they had applied prior to turning 19).

Since the outbreak of coronavirus if you call Social Security Scotland you won't be able to speak to someone straight away, instead you can leave a message and they will phone you back. They recommend that you apply online, but you can still call the number below between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Information about applying for the Young Carer Grant

Find out more information about the Young Carer Grant on the Scottish Government's website.

If you're living in Scotland, and aged 11 up to 19 and are caring for someone, you can apply for Young Scot's Young Carers Package - a collection of enhanced offers - from free cinema tickets and 30% off travel, to up to 50% off at high street restaurants. Apply for the Young Carers Package now!

Find more information on the Young Carers campaign page.