16+ maintenance allowance
Some care leavers living independently, for instance if you have your own flat or a room in a shared house, get an allowance £57.90 a week.
You are entitled if you:
- are 16 or 17; and
- have spent at least 13 weeks in care - either all in one go, or in total - since you were 14; and
- have spent at least one day in care after your 16th birthday.