Best Start Grant

Social Security Scotland’s new Best Start Grant School Age Payment went live yesterday Monday 3 June 2019 for applications on-line and by phone.  The payment provides families in Scotland, who are on a low income, with £250 to help with the costs of a child starting school.  People can apply around the time a child normally starts Primary 1 and if they get certain benefits or tax credits.  For this year that means if their child is born on or between 1 March 2014 to 28 Feb 2015.  Please see the News page for further information.

Applications can be made from 3 June 2019 until 29 February 2020 either:

  • online at mygov.scot/best-start-grant or
  • by Freephone helpline on 0800 182 2222. The helpline is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

Click below for Frequently Asked Questions:

BSG-School-Age-Payment-Payment-Factsheet-1

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