Young Carer Grant regulations: consultation

We are consulting on the development of the policy and regulations for the Young Carer Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland.

2. Aims of the Young Carer Grant

6. The Young Carer Grant aims to provide support during a key transition period in young carers' lives to help improve their health and education outcomes as they move into the adult world. They may be finishing school, getting their first job or undertaking further study. For many young adults with significant caring responsibilities, their opportunities may be limited by their caring role. The aim of the Young Carer Grant is to provide a new service of financial assistance to help improve their quality of life and break down barriers, so that young carers can access opportunities that are the norm for many other young people.

7. The regulations provide detailed rules relating to the Young Carer Grant, including eligibility, what assistance is available, the value of the payment and when to apply. Further information will be set out in operational guidance.


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