What you need to know

The Scottish Government has developed a new package of benefits and support for young carers in Scotland – which includes a new Young Carer Grant.

Young carers aged 16-18 in Scotland who do not currently qualify for Carer’s Allowance, may be eligible for a new £300 annual payment to help them access life opportunities that are the norm for other young people. The Young Carer Grant will be paid from autumn 2019.

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