Young carer grant | CPAG

Young carer grant

Date: 
12 July 2019
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Who will be able to get a young carer grant

Once it is introduced, you will be able to get a young carer grant if:

Caring for someone with a disability

To get a young carer grant the people you provide care for must be getting either,

  • personal independence payment, daily living component
  • disability living allowance care component, middle or highest rate, or
  • attendance allowance

‘Care’ means something that involves an activity which promotes the physical, mental or emotional wellbeing of the person you are caring for. You must not be providing the care under a contract or as voluntary work.

How many hours

In the 13 week period before you claim you must have provided 208 hours of care and you must have provided it in at least 10 of the 13 weeks. The hours of care can be made up of the time you spend caring for up to three people who have disabilities.

Has someone else received a young carer grant

You will not normally be able to get a young carer grant if someone else has, in the year before you claim, received a young carer grant for the person you care for.

How much will the young carer grant be

The young carer grant will be £300 and you will be able to get one grant per year. You will be able to get a maximum of three grants in total.

Claiming a young carer grant

At the moment you can’t claim a young carer grant. Once it is introduced you will claim it from Social Security Scotland.

If you disagree with the decision made by Social Security Scotland on your young carer grant application you will be able to challenge this decision.

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