Young person (aged 16-18)
If you are a young person, in some circumstances, there may be benefits, grants or other financial support available to you.
The Turn2us Benefits Calculator cannot accurately calculate benefit entitlement for young people aged 16 or 17.
To read about the benefits available for some young people select from the list below:
To check what benefits you might be entitled to quickly and easily, you can use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator.
If you are aged under 18, there may be extra rules to meet to get benefits
Read our guide to benefits for care leavers
Read our guide to apprenticeships and benefits
The Young Carer Grant is money for young carers who live in Scotland.
Payments for young people in Scotland moving into work.
To find out what help may be available from grant giving charities, you can use the Turn2us Grants Search.
If circumstances such as parental or guardian bereavement, ill health or unemployment has interrupted the educational path to the detriment of the emotional development and educational progress of your child or a child in your care, visit the Educational Trusts Forum to search for financial grants to assist these vulnerable children with their education.
Advice and support
Turn2us is unable to offer advice on individual situations. To find an adviser in your area to discuss your situation with, you can use the Turn2us Find an Adviser tool below: