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Best Start Grant School Age Payment

The assets on this page are designed to help you share information on the Best Start Grant School Age Payment. This helps us to reach even more people who are entitled to receive this benefit, make them aware of the payments and how to apply. If you have any questions about the School Age Payment, these assets or want to find out other ways you can get involved - please contact the Communications team at Social Security Scotland.

School Age Payment
The School Age Payment is part of Best Start Grant, a package of three payments that will give extra money to low income families during the early years of a child’s life. It is a £250 payment made around the time a child normally starts Primary 1 to help with the costs of a child starting school. The money can be used for anything from school uniform and shoes to a school bag, books or days out.

Applications opened on 1 June 2020 and will remain open until 28 February 2021. Parents who have deferred entry to August 2021 should still apply in the 1 June 2020 to 28 February window. If they wait until after then it will be too late and they will miss out on their payment.

Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment and Early Learning Payment are open for applications.

Screenshot of British Sign Language School Age Payment factsheet video

School Age Payment factsheet - British Sign Language version

We have created a British Sign Language version of our School Age Payment factsheet. View it on Vimeo.

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