New Baby Payment

Are YOU or do you know anybody who is pregnant? A fantastic initiative by the Scottish Government starts on Monday, which will see parents awarded a sum of money for the birth of a new child.

‘The Pregnancy and Baby Payment’ aims to give every Scottish child the best start in life, a first for any country within the UK. Any parent whose first baby is born after 10th December 2018 can apply for £600 or if its a second or further child, a sum of £300.

The payment aim to assist with the cost of a pram or clothing although because its cash, parents can choose entirely how it is spent.

How do you apply?

Anyone who is eligible to apply should visit the Scottish Government website on or after December 10 and fill out the online form. Alternatively, they can call Social Security Scotland on 0800 182 2222.

Terms and conditions will apply, details of which can be found here: 


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