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Young Carer Grant Applications and Payments

Applications received and authorised, and total value of payments for Young Carer Grant.

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Measure Type
  1. Count
Reference Period
  1. 2019-10
  2. 2019-11
  3. 2019-12
  4. 2020-01
  5. 2020-02
  6. 2020-03
  7. 2020-04
Young Carer Grant Indicator
  1. Applications authorised
  2. Applications received
  3. Total Value of Payments
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
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About the Dataset
Contact
Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
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License
Issued
06/03/2020
Modified
28/07/2020
Next update due
October 2020
Description

Young Carer Grant is a yearly payment for carers aged 16, 17, or 18 who care for someone normally paid a qualifying disability benefit. Social Security Scotland began taking applications for Young Carer Grant on 15 October 2019.

This dataset includes the number of applications received and authorised for the Young Carer Grant benefit as well as the total value of payments made. Statistics are provided for the last day of the month (e.g. figures for 2019-10 are for applications received or authorised as of 30 October 2019).

Further information on applications, processing times, and payments can be found in the associated publication.

Details
Confidentiality Policy

Figures have been rounded to the nearest five for disclosure control.

Some values are missing from this dataset. These values have been suppressed where they would disclose fewer than five applications

Quality Management

The data used to produce these statistics are extracted from the Social Security case management system. Extracts from this system are also used on a daily basis for internal reporting within Social Security Scotland. As such, the data is checked daily for consistency with previous extracts (i.e. do applications, decisions and payments figures increase as expected over time, and are they in proportion to each other) and compared to other sources of information such as the number of payment instructions reported by the finance team.

Quality assurance and cleaning has been carried out on the variables used in the official statistics:

  • Checking for duplicate and missing application references
  • Checking application dates, processing times and payment times are within the expected ranges
  • Check that payment date is present where a payment value is present
  • Removal of a small number of test applications which were used to test the case management system.

Once the data is aggregated and copied into the publication and supporting Excel tables, the final statistics are quality assured by a different member of the statistics team. The final documents are checked by the lead statistician.

Accuracy and Reliability

1) Rounding and disclosure control

Application and outcome figures have been rounded to the nearest five for disclosure control. Data has been suppressed where it would disclose fewer than five applications.

2) Missing and duplicate applications The data comes from 100% data cut of the case management system. The data cut was checked for applications where the fields relating to application date and the outcome and payment of the application were blank. These applications would represent temporary ‘prospect cases’, which are created when clients contact Social Security Scotland without a National Insurance number, and are later replaced once a National Insurance number is received from the applicant. Any such applications are therefore duplicates and would are excluded from the statistics.

Clients may make repeated applications to Young Carer Grant in certain circumstances. For instance, if their initial application is withdrawn or denied. This means that there can be several applications from the same client in the data cut. For these statistics we have retained all of these applications.

3) Authorisation and Payment

In this dataset, the date that applications were processed by client advisors is the date used to produce statistics of processed applications. After applications are authorised for payment by client advisors, the decision is approved by a manager, and then a payment is issued. In some cases, payments will be issued on the same day that payments are authorised by client advisors, however in other cases there can be a delay before payments are issued. Clients should receive money in their nominated account within four working days after payment is issued.

In this dataset, we report on the value of payments that have been issued by the end of each month and not the payments successfully received by the applicants.

Applications which are initially approved by a client advisor can be declined for payment by a manager due to issues with the information or evidence included within the application. In these cases, the application is re-opened and the client is contacted to resolve the issue. These applications have not been included as processed in this dataset if they were still open at the end of 29 February 2020.

A very small number of payments are made manually to clients. These manual payments do not appear in the administrative data extracts used for this dataset and are therefore not counted in the payment statistics.

Coherence and Comparability

The Young Carer Grant is the first benefit of its kind in the UK, therefore there are no comparable statistics for this.

Accessibility and Clarity

Further information on applications, processing times, and payments can be found in the associated publication.

Relevance

On 20 September 2017, the First Minister announced a new package of support for young carers in Scotland. This package included a cash payment for young carers providing 16 hours or more of care a week to someone normally paid a qualifying disability benefit. In accordance with the powers set out in Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018, Scottish ministers set out regulations for the new Young Carer Grant on 15 October 2019.

Social Security Scotland – the executive agency of Scottish Government responsible for delivering social security benefits for Scotland – began taking applications for Young Carer Grant on 21 October 2019.

Further information on the Young Carer Grant benefit can be found on the Scottish Government Website.

Timeliness and Punctuality

These statistics are updated every 3 months. These updates coincide with our quarterly publications on Young Carer Grant. The publication can be found on the Scottish Government website

Data are collected, validated, and published in as timely a manner as possible in accordance with the Statistics Code of Practice. Data are published quarterly and can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Revisions

Revisions and corrections to previously published statistics are dealt with in accordance with the Scottish Government Statistician Group corporate policy statement on revisions and corrections - a copy of which is available on the Scottish Government website.

URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/young-carer-grant-applications
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Young Carer Grant Indicator
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/youngCarerGrantIndicator
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
Graphs

Linked Data is stored in graphs. We keep dataset contents (the data) separately from the metadata, to make it easier for you to find exactly what you need.

The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/young-carer-grant-applications

The data structure definition for this data cube dataset is stored in the same graph as the data: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/young-carer-grant-applications

All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/young-carer-grant-applications/metadata

Linked Data Resources

A breakdown by type of the 30 resources in this dataset's data graph.

Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 7
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 19
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/young-carer-grant-applications/metadata
Accessibility and Clarity http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accessibility-and-clarity
Further information on applications, processing times, and payments can be found in the associated [publication](https://www.gov.scot/publications/young-carer-grant-high-level-statistics-to-29-february-2020/). xsd:string
Accuracy and Reliability http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accuracy-and-reliability
1) Rounding and disclosure control Application and outcome figures have been rounded to the nearest five for disclosure control. Data has been suppressed where it would disclose fewer than five applications. 2) Missing and duplicate applications The data comes from 100% data cut of the case management system. The data cut was checked for applications where the fields relating to application date and the outcome and payment of the application were blank. These applications would represent temporary ‘prospect cases’, which are created when clients contact Social Security Scotland without a National Insurance number, and are later replaced once a National Insurance number is received from the applicant. Any such applications are therefore duplicates and would are excluded from the statistics. Clients may make repeated applications to Young Carer Grant in certain circumstances. For instance, if their initial application is withdrawn or denied. This means that there can be several applications from the same client in the data cut. For these statistics we have retained all of these applications. 3) Authorisation and Payment In this dataset, the date that applications were processed by client advisors is the date used to produce statistics of processed applications. After applications are authorised for payment by client advisors, the decision is approved by a manager, and then a payment is issued. In some cases, payments will be issued on the same day that payments are authorised by client advisors, however in other cases there can be a delay before payments are issued. Clients should receive money in their nominated account within four working days after payment is issued. In this dataset, we report on the value of payments that have been issued by the end of each month and not the payments successfully received by the applicants. Applications which are initially approved by a client advisor can be declined for payment by a manager due to issues with the information or evidence included within the application. In these cases, the application is re-opened and the client is contacted to resolve the issue. These applications have not been included as processed in this dataset if they were still open at the end of 29 February 2020. A very small number of payments are made manually to clients. These manual payments do not appear in the administrative data extracts used for this dataset and are therefore not counted in the payment statistics. xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
Applications received and authorised, and total value of payments for Young Carer Grant. xsd:string
Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
The Young Carer Grant is the first benefit of its kind in the UK, therefore there are no comparable statistics for this. xsd:string
Confidentiality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/confidentiality
Figures have been rounded to the nearest five for disclosure control. Some values are missing from this dataset. These values have been suppressed where they would disclose fewer than five applications xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:MI@socialsecurity.gov.scot
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
March 06, 2020 13:35 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
July 28, 2020 12:49 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
Young Carer Grant is a yearly payment for carers aged 16, 17, or 18 who care for someone normally paid a qualifying disability benefit. Social Security Scotland began taking applications for Young Carer Grant on 15 October 2019. This dataset includes the number of applications received and authorised for the Young Carer Grant benefit as well as the total value of payments made. Statistics are provided for the last day of the month (e.g. figures for 2019-10 are for applications received or authorised as of 30 October 2019). Further information on applications, processing times, and payments can be found in the associated [publication](https://www.gov.scot/publications/young-carer-grant-high-level-statistics-to-30-april-2020/). xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/young-carer-grant-applications
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue
October 2020 xsd:string
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Economic Activity, Benefits and Tax Credits http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/economic-activity-benefits-and-tax-credits
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Young Carer Grant Applications and Payments xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
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Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Quality Management http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/quality-management
The data used to produce these statistics are extracted from the Social Security case management system. Extracts from this system are also used on a daily basis for internal reporting within Social Security Scotland. As such, the data is checked daily for consistency with previous extracts (i.e. do applications, decisions and payments figures increase as expected over time, and are they in proportion to each other) and compared to other sources of information such as the number of payment instructions reported by the finance team. Quality assurance and cleaning has been carried out on the variables used in the official statistics: * Checking for duplicate and missing application references * Checking application dates, processing times and payment times are within the expected ranges * Check that payment date is present where a payment value is present * Removal of a small number of test applications which were used to test the case management system. Once the data is aggregated and copied into the publication and supporting Excel tables, the final statistics are quality assured by a different member of the statistics team. The final documents are checked by the lead statistician. xsd:string
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Relevance http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/relevance
On 20 September 2017, the First Minister announced a new package of support for young carers in Scotland. This package included a cash payment for young carers providing 16 hours or more of care a week to someone normally paid a qualifying disability benefit. In accordance with the powers set out in Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018, Scottish ministers set out regulations for the new Young Carer Grant on 15 October 2019. Social Security Scotland – the executive agency of Scottish Government responsible for delivering social security benefits for Scotland – began taking applications for Young Carer Grant on 21 October 2019. Further information on the Young Carer Grant benefit can be found on the [Scottish Government Website](https://www.mygov.scot/young-carer-grant/). xsd:string
Revisions http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/revisions
Revisions and corrections to previously published statistics are dealt with in accordance with the Scottish Government Statistician Group corporate policy statement on revisions and corrections - a copy of which is available on the [Scottish Government website](http://www2.gov.scot/topics/statistics/about/natstats). xsd:string
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Economic Activity, Benefits and Tax Credits http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/economic-activity-benefits-and-tax-credits
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
These statistics are updated every 3 months. These updates coincide with our quarterly publications on Young Carer Grant. The publication can be found on the [Scottish Government website](https://www.gov.scot/collections/social-security-scotland-stats-publications/) Data are collected, validated, and published in as timely a manner as possible in accordance with the Statistics Code of Practice. Data are published quarterly and can be found on the Scottish Government website. xsd:string
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Young Carer Grant Applications and Payments xsd:string
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Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#LinkedDataset
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/young-carer-grant-applications
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
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