Scottish Child Payment helps towards the costs of supporting your family. It’s a weekly payment of £10 that you can get for every child you look after who’s under 6 years of age. You’ll get the payment every 4 weeks if your application is successful.
It’s up to you what you choose to spend the money on. You could use Scottish Child Payment for things like:
- travel costs
- nappies and other essentials
- family days out
Scottish Child Payment does not affect any other UK or Scottish Government benefits that you, or any person in your household, currently get. If you want to know how Scottish Child Payment might affect local council allowances or grants, such as the Scottish Welfare Fund, you can contact your local council.
Learn more about the new support (and how to apply) here