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  • Best Start foods - income thresholds to be removed 2023

    Created: 06/06/2022

    The Scottish Government has announced plans to remove all income thresholds from Best Start Foods by 2023-24, making even more children and families eligible for this payment. This comes as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to supporting families during the cost of living crisis and is a national pledge to alleviate child poverty.
    This will increase eligibility to all people in receipt of a qualifying benefit with an additional 30,000 families expected to benefit.
    Best Start Foods is currently delivered via a prepaid card and provides £18 every four weeks throughout pregnancy, £36 every four weeks from birth until a child turns one, then £18 every four weeks from one until a child turns three.
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