Scottish Child Payment commences

Released 14 February 2021

Scottish Child Payment is now available to eligible claimants in Scotland. This is a new benefit and it is in addition to the UK wide Child Benefit.

The new benefit will give qualifying parents and carers £40 every four weeks for each child under six.

More than 77,000 Scottish Child Payment applications have been received since Social Security Scotland started taking applications on 9 November 2020.

Further details can be found at https://www.gov.scot/news/new-scottish-child-payment-starts-today/.

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