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Best Start Grant School Age Payment

Social Security Scotland’s School Age Payment opens for applications on 1 June 2020.

If you have a low income, you might be able to get a grant of £250 to help with the costs of having a child of school starting age. You’ll usually need to be getting benefits like Universal Credit, income-related Employment and Support Allowance or tax credits.

Your child needs to have been born between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016 and they don’t actually need to be going to start school.

If you’ve decided to defer your child’s entry to Primary 1 until next year, you should still apply now. You have until 28 February 2021 to apply.

Find out more information and apply at mygov.scot/beststart or call 0800 182 2222 and request a call back.

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