Housing Benefit for young people

Housing Benefit is a means-tested benefit paid to help claimants meet the cost of renting accommodation.

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Housing Benefit for young people 

For more information, please see the section on Housing Benefit.

Housing Benefit for care leavers and young people in care

Social work departments are liable to provide maintenance and accommodation for compulsorily supported care leavers. [1] 16 or 17 year olds who have left care and are compulsorily supported cannot claim Housing Benefit from 1 April 2004. [2]

For more information, please see the section on additional services for care leavers within the Children (Scotland) Act section.

Last updated: 21 October 2019

Footnotes

  • [1]

    HB/CTB Circular A16/1996

  • [2]

    HB/CTB Circular A12/2004