Best Start Grants
Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment
One off payment of up to £642.35 from 24 weeks in pregnancy up until a baby turns 6 months for families who get certain benefits.
Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment
One off payment of £267.65 when a child is between two and three years and six months for families who get certain benefits.
Best Start Grant School Age Payment
One off payment of £267.65 when a child would normally start primary one for families who get certain benefits.
Best Start Foods
A pre-paid card from pregnancy up to when a child turns three for families on certain benefits to help buy healthy food.
Child Winter Heating Assistance
A £214.10 payment to help families of a child on the highest rate care component of Disability Living Allowance for Children to heat their homes.
Scottish Child Payment
A new, unique to Scotland, benefit that will give qualifying parents and carers £80 every four weeks to help towards the costs of looking after each child under 6. It is planned to be fully rolled out to children under the age of 16 by the end of 2022.
Child Disability Payment
A payment providing extra money to help with the costs of caring for a child with a disability or ill-health condition. It replaces Disability Living Allowance for children in Scotland that was previously delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions.
Please visit https://www.mygov.scot/benefits/best-start/ or call our office for more info and ask for Angela.