Date lodged: 25 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what mechanism it will use to verify that a young carer is 18 and still at school in order to check their eligibility for a young carer grant, and how this mechanism will differ for young carers who attend independent schools.
Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 1 February 2019
Verification mechanisms for the Young Carer Grant are under development. Decisions on verification, as with all aspects of the Grant, will take into account input from carers and other stakeholders through the Young Carer Grant consultation which ended on 10 December.