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Eight benefits from Social Security Scotland

Social Security Scotland currently delivers eight benefits –

Carer’s Allowance Supplement – an extra payment for people in Scotland who get Carer’s Allowance on a particular date: https://www.mygov.scot/carers-allowance-supplement/

Best Start Grant – Pregnancy and Baby Payment -You can apply from 24 weeks pregnant up to the day your baby is 6 months old. This goes up to 1 if you’ve taken over looking after a child, such as if you’ve adopted. You get £600 for your first child or £300 for any subsequent child: https://www.mygov.scot/best-start-grant-best-start-foods/

Best Start Grant – Early Learning Payment -You can apply when your child is aged between 2 years old and 3 years 6 months old. If you are eligible, you get £250 for each child: https://www.mygov.scot/best-start-grant-best-start-foods/

Best Start Grant – School Age Payment – the Best Start Grant School Age Payment is a £250 payment made to eligible families around the time a child normally starts Primary 1: https://www.mygov.scot/best-start-grant-best-start-foods/

Best Start Foods – a new payment for low income families on certain benefits or tax credits that replaces UK Government’s Healthy Start Vouchers in Scotland. You can apply for Best Start Foods when you’re pregnant, or any time up to your child turning 3 years old: https://www.mygov.scot/best-start-grant-best-start-foods/

Funeral Support Payment – a payment available to people in Scotland, who are on certain benefits or tax credits, and need support to meet the costs of a funeral: https://www.mygov.scot/funeral-support-payment/

Young Carer Grant – a new yearly payment of £305.10 for young carers aged 16 to 18 who live in Scotland: https://www.mygov.scot/young-carer-grant/

Job Start Payment – It’s a one off payment of £250 available to young people in Scotland who are on certain benefits, and need help with the costs of starting a new job. If the person has a child, they could get £400: https://www.mygov.scot/job-start-payment/