5 Royal Crescent, Glasgow G3 7SL Telephone: 0141 331 6650 SMS: 07860018421

Baby Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment

Baby Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment

29 November 2018

Pregnant or recently had a child? You could be due £600.

The Scottish Government has increased the payments available to lower income families for each child they have. The Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment will help children across Scotland have a fairer start by providing cash sums to families at crucial times in a young child’s life.

Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment, which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland, is a one-off payment of £600 for you first child then £300 for each younger sibling. You do not need to pay this back. It is there to help you with pregnancy or baby related expenses, including clothes and nursery items.

The new Payment will launch on 10 December 2018 and you can apply from the 24th week of your pregnancy, up until the child is six months old. Either parent or carer can apply.

The Payment is part of Best Start Grant – a package of three payments that will give extra money to lower-income families during the key early years of a child’s life. Following the Pregnancy and Baby Payment two additional payments of £250 will help with early learning costs and school preparation costs and will be open for applications by summer 2019 – to those who are eligible.

To be eligible for the Pregnancy and Baby Payment, you must live in Scotland and be in receipt of a qualifying benefit from the list below:

• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Pension Credit
• Universal Credit
• Housing Benefit
• Child Tax Credit
• Working Tax Credit

If you are under 18 or 18/19 and still dependant on your parents and in full time education or training – you do not need to be in receipt of a qualifying benefit.

The Pregnancy and Baby Payment will not affect your other benefits or tax credits.

You can apply online, by phone or post. Visit mygov.scot/pregnancy-and-baby-payment or call 0800 182 2222 to find out more.

Pay your rent
Online Tenant Account
Emergency Numbers
Compaints and Comments
Report a Repair
Fire Safety
Scottish Housing Regulator
Apply for a house

Glasgow West Housing Association
5 Royal Crescent
G3 7SL

CALL: 0141 331 6650
Repairs: 0141 331 6652
Tenancy: 0141 331 6651

Phone: 0141 331 6650
Repairs: 0141 331 6652
Tenancy: 0141 331 6651

Fax: 0141 331 6679
SMS: 07860018421
E-Mail: admin@glasgowwestha.co.uk
Office Hours & Public Holidays
Find Us on the map


Terms & Conditions

Glasgow West Housing Association ©
All Rights Reserved | Admin Only

Registered with the Scottish Housing Regulator HEP 126. Registered under the Community and Benefit Societies Act 2014. Registered as a Scottish Charity SC001667.