Pregnancy and Baby Grant

Last updated: 4 September 2018

You'll be able to apply for the Pregnancy and Baby Grant from the end of the year.

The exact date will be announced later in 2018.

By Summer 2019, the Pregnancy and Baby Grant will be part of Best Start Grants. You'll be able to find out more about these other grants, and who can apply, in 2019.

What the Pregnancy and Baby Grant will be

The Pregnancy and Baby Grant will be a one-off cash payment to help parents who:

  • are pregnant or have a young baby
  • live in Scotland
  • are on certain payments or benefits

You'll be able to find out which payments or benefits you need to be on later in the year, when we announce the start date of the Pregnancy and Baby Grant.

You can get updates about the Pregnancy and Baby Grant, and its start date, by signing up to alerts from Social Security Scotland.

If you need help with money now

Find out what help you can get with money if: