Child Related Benefits
Getting and managing your benefits when you have responsibility for a child.
Best Start Foods and Best Start Grant
Grants at pregnancy and baby/early years/school age stages for those on certain low income benefits.
Where you have responsibility for a dependent child/young person in relevant non-advanced education/certain training.
Child Disability Payment
Scotland’s Child Disability Payment opens for new applications across Scotland from 22 November 2021 it replaces the UK Government’s Disability Living Allowance for children.
Child Winter Heating Assistance
An automatic annual payment where a child/young person has a ‘qualifying’ disability benefit.
Education Maintenance Allowance
If you decide to stay on at school/college to continue learning on a non-advanced course. EMA is a weekly payment for students who are planning to continue post-compulsory education age 16-19.
Free School Meals/Clothing Grant
Meals for all children P1-P5, also some low income families if the criteria are met, for all school year groups.
Scottish Child Payment
For low income families on certain benefits, with a child/children age under 6.
This will extend to children age under 16 from 14 November 2022.