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Other benefits you might be able to get

As well as Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods, you may be able to get other benefits to help towards the costs of supporting your family. This includes Scottish Child Payment. You can find out more about Scottish Child Payment.

How it works

Scottish Child Payment is a weekly payment of £20 which you can get for every child you look after who's under 6 years old. You'll get the payment every 4 weeks if your application is successful.

Who should apply

You may be able to get Scottish Child Payment if all of the following apply:

  • you and the child you're looking after live in Scotland
  • you or your partner are getting certain benefits or tax credits
  • you or your partner are the main person looking after a child who is under 6 years old

If you want to apply for Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods as well as Scottish Child Payment, you can apply for all of them in the same form to save yourself some time.

If you'd prefer, you can apply for Scottish Child Payment separately.

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