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Scottish Child Payment Increased

Extension opens benefit to more than 400,000 children The Scottish Child Payment has today been increased to £25 and been extended to include eligible children up to age 16. First launched in February 2021 at £10 per week per child for children under the age

Extra Winter Cash for Low-Income Families

December Bridging Payment Doubling to £260 Families of an estimated 145,000 children will benefit from extra support this winter to help with cost-of-living pressures – backed by Scottish Government investment of £18.9 million. Bridging Payments were introduced in 2021 ahead of the extension of the

Programme for Government

Scottish Child Payment Increasing from 14 November First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will set out a raft of actions today (Tuesday 6 September) in a Programme for Government designed to help people through the cost emergency. The package will include an increase in Scottish Child Payment

Scottish Child Payment Pays Out £84m

Devolved Benefit Helping 104,000 Children A total of £84 million has been paid to families since the Scottish Child Payment was introduced less than 18 months ago. The payment of £20 per week, unique in the UK to Scotland, began in February 2021 as a

2,565 Angus Children Supported by Scottish Child Payment

Over £1.2m Paid Out Since February 2021 New figures on the Scottish Child Payment indicate that 2,565 children across Angus have been supported by the devolved benefit since its introduction. Brought in last February to put extra money in the pockets of families, and not

Automatic Awards to Make Accessing Family Benefits Simpler

Changes planned to make sure families get support they are entitled to. Plans have been announced to automatically pay the Best Start Grant Early Learning and School Age Payments to parents and carers who already receive Scottish Child Payment when their children become eligible. –

Scottish Child Payment Doubles

104,000 children have payment increased to £20 per week. The flagship family payment – Scottish Child Payment – has now doubled to £20 per week per child. 104,000 children are already benefiting from this increase. The payment, which is unique to Scotland, was designed to