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  • Best Start School Age Payment application window closes 28 February

    Created: 06/02/2023

    The Best Start School Age Payment application window for 2022 – 2023 is closing for new applications on the 28 February.  This one-off payment of £267.65 is aimed towards assisting families in the cost of their child starting their first year of primary school.
    Social Security Scotland urge parents or guardians who are not in receipt of Scottish Child Payment but who receive tax credits and certain benefits and have a child who was born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018 to apply before 28 February or they may miss out on money that they are entitled to.
    If a parent or guardian already gets Scottish Child Payment for a child born between these dates they should get this payment automatically, unless they opted out of automatic payments so they could have more control around when they receive this money. If someone did opt out of automatic payments, Social Security Scotland would encourage them to get their application in now.

    If someone has a child born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018 and they have opted to home school or have deferred their child’s entry to next year they  should apply now. They will no longer be eligible for this payment when the next application window opens on 1 June 2023. .
    People can apply at online, by phone, in person or by post. More information can be found at Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods - or by calling 0800 182 2222.
    If you want to help spread the word about any of our payments, you can find a range of resources at Social Security Scotland.

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