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Young Carer Grant: Do you care for 1 or more persons?

Only 10 people in Orkney have received the Young Carer Grant with the total amount paid out: £3,714 by Orkney Islands Council, since applications started.

Social Security Scotland began taking applications for Young Carer Grant on 21 October 2019.

From 21 October 2019 to 30 April 2023, 20 applications have been made in Orkney, 15 were processed, and of those 15 – 10 were authorised and 5 denied.

The figures are as follows for 21st October 2019 to 30th April 2023

applications received2013,955
applications processed15 12,795
applications authorised10 (75%)8,845 (69%)
applications denied5 (25%)3,670 (29%)
amount paid out£3,714£2,665,564

The figures broken down for Orkney are as follows:

applications receivedno data555
applications processedno data555
applications authorisedno data£1,520no datano data

The Young Carer Grant is a yearly payment of £359.65 for young carers in Scotland. To be able to get Young Carer Grant, you must be 16, 17 or 18 years old.

You must have been caring for 1, 2 or 3 people for an average of 16 hours a week for at least the last 3 months. If you care for more than one person, you can combine the hours of the people you care for to average 16 hours a week.

To find out more click on this link: Young Carer Grant

You may be able to get Carer’s Allowance. You should apply for this once you’ve been paid Young Carer Grant. You will not be able to get Young Carer Grant if you’re already getting Carer’s Allowance.

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