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  • Best Start Grant School Age Payment re-opens

    Created: 22/05/2020

    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 open 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 2019 to 28 February window. If they wait until after then it will be too late and they will miss out on their payment.

    Visit Social Security Scotland's website for further information.




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