We’ve had the following message for you from Social Security Scotland
The new Scottish Child Payment (£40 every four weeks for eligible children under six) starts on 15 February and we are encouraging parents to apply now.
For those eligible for the £250 Best Start Grant School Age Payment we are reminding parents that the current application window – for children born between March 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016 – will close on 28 February even for those who have deferred entry.
There are also the Pregnancy and Baby Payment and Early Learning Payment that may also be relevant for to some of your families.
Here is a link to the flier with all the information. https://www.socialsecurity.gov.scot/asset-storage/production/downloads/Best-Start-Grant-amd-Scottish-Child-Payment-combined-flyer.pdf
If you need support to read this webpage or online letter via translation into an additional language please contact the translation service using this link https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/languages