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Scottish Child Payment


Scottish Child Payment is a new benefit which will deliver an additional payment of £10 per week for each eligible child. This is paid in respect of each child under the age of 6 on 15th February 2020. 

Applications are now open and you can apply online at or phone 0800 182 2222.

To be eligible for this payment you must be living in Scotland and have the main responsibility for a child who is under the age of 6 on 15th February 2020 and also be in receipt of one of the following:-

  • Universal Credit 
  • Child Tax Credit 
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Payment will be made 4 weekly with first payment being received after 22nd February 2020.