Responding to the Ministerial statement on the new Scottish Child Payment, Citizens Advice Scotland’s Social Justice spokesperson Mhoraig Green said:
"The new Scottish Child Payment is a step in the right direction and its fast tracked introduction for children under six is a testament to the hard work of campaigners across Scotland. We are also pleased that the Scottish Government has pledged to avoid capping this new benefit for larger families.
“What is essential is that families who are entitled to this benefit claim it, and everything else that they are entitled to. Our research shows that people in Scotland support the principles of our welfare state, and that people should claim what they are entitled to.
“In the meantime people who are struggling can turn to their local Citizens Advice Bureau for support. We help and advocate for hundreds of thousands of people each year and can ensure people are claiming the right support and not over-paying on bills. Our support is free, impartial and confidential.”