New Scottish Child Payment
The new Scottish Child Payments will begin in December 2020 for families with a child under six.
The payment will roll out to all other eligible families with a child under 16 by the end of 2022.
The payment is £10 per week for each qualifying child. Payments will be only be made to the parent claiming one of these benefits:
- Universal credit
- Income support
- Income-based jobseeker’s allowance
- Income-related employment and support allowance
- Pension credit
- Housing benefit
- Child tax credit
- Working tax credit
You will be able to apply at Social Security Scotland or call 0800 182 2222.
If you need advice see our guides or call the lone parent helpline on 0808 801 0323.