supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
  • Social Security Scotland - Benefit eligibility widened for Kinship carers

    Created: 30/03/2023
    News/Events Category: General News


    Social Security Scotland is urging potentially eligible applicants for the Scottish Child Payment to check out the extra support potentially available to them via the widened eligibility criteria for this payement - and other benefits.
     
    Part of the five family payments, the Scottish Child Payment was increased in November last year and the criteria was widened to include all eligible children aged under 16.  Eligibility was also increased to include kinship carers who had a pre-existing relationship with a child they care for, even if they are not directly related to the child.

    To be eligible, people must be getting Universal Credit, tax credits or other qualifying benefits.  Kinship Carers may also find themselves eligible for the Best Start Grants and Best Start Foods. Kinship carers can apply for Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment and in some cases can apply up to the day before the child turns one year old.
     
    Kinship carers looking after a disabled child or young person can also apply for Child Disability Payment on behalf of the child.
     
    Families, and carers can find out more and apply for the Scottish Child Payment at mygov.scot/scottishchildpayment or by calling Social Security Scotland free on 0800 182 2222.




    What now?
    See other news/events in the General News category
    Go to the main News page
    Tell us about your own news

Suggest an update/report an error/enquire about this page

News/Events Categories:

Children and Families (81 items)
Climate/Environment (10 items)
Community Events (3 items)
Consultations (9 items)
Employability (36 items)
Funding and Finance (46 items)
FVA News (15 items)
General News (11 items)
Goods, Donations and Services (1 item)
Governance (6 items)
Health and Social Care (64 items)
Job Vacancies (18 items)
Partnerships, Networks and Forums (25 items)
Social Enterprise (1 item)
Technology (5 items)
Training and Learning (57 items)
Volunteering (31 items)


Go to the main News page

Share your news/events

It's free! Tell us about your event, news, training, vacancy etc. by completing a short form and we'll add it to our e-bulletins and website - accessed by thousands of people every month.


Sign up to our e-bulletins

Subscribe to our e-bulletins today to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and events across Fife's Third Sector.

Sign up for e-bulletins now