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Scottish Child Payment opens for applications in November

Type: News Item Date Published: 24th September 2020
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Scottish Child Payment is a new benefit being introduced by the Scottish Government to tackle child poverty.

Scottish Child Payment is for low income families already in receipt of qualifying benefits. To start with, Scottish Child Payment will be available to families with children under six years of age only. They remain committed to rolling out this benefit to families with children under 16 years of age by the end of 2022.

Scottish Child Payment will open for applications in November 2020, with first payments being made from the end of February 2021. Low-income families with a child under six will be able to apply for £10 per child, per week – equivalent to £520 per year. There are no limits on the number of eligible children supported by Scottish Child Payment.

Social Security Scotland want to make sure both you and the organisations you support have all the relevant information you need about Scottish Child Payment before it opens for applications.

They will be running a series of virtual roadshow events throughout October 2020, and would like to invite you to join these. You can sign up to one of the events by following the links below.

The roadshows are aimed at people who work with and support families who may be entitled to claim Scottish Child Payment.

How to book

You will need to book a ticket through Eventbrite. Tickets will be available on a first come first served basis.

Tuesday 6th October 2020; 10:30am – 12:00pm, please book here (this link will take you away from our website)

Wednesday 7th October 2020; 10:30am – 12:00pm, please book here (this link will take you away from our website)

Thursday 8th October 2020; 13:30pm – 15:00pm, please book here (this link will take you away from our website) 

Friday 9th October 2020; 10:30am – 12:00pm, please book here (this link will take you away from our website)

Monday 12th October; 13:30pm – 15:00pm, please book here (this link will take  you away from our website) 

Wednesday 14th October; 10:30am – 12:00pm, please book here (this link will take you away from our website)

Wednesday 14th October; 13:30pm – 15:00pm, please book here (this link will take you away from our website)

Thursday 15th October; 10:30am – 12:00pm, please book here (this link will take you away from our website)

If you have any questions, please contact Social Security Scotland as soon as possible, by emailing the team at NationalEngagementandPartnershipTeam@socialsecurity.gov.scot

 

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