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Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment

14th December 2018

Opened for applications on 10 December 2018.

During First Ministers Questions on 13 December, the First Minister announced that more 4,000 claims had been submitted by the end of the first day.

The First Minister said:"I am pleased to say that we are now delivering the Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment. By the end of the first day, which was Monday, more than 4,000 claims had been submitted, which was an exceptional response and an important moment for Social Security Scotland. The payment will provide £600 on the birth of a first child, which is £100 more than the United Kingdom system that it is replacing. The first payments will be made before Christmas, as promised, and will begin to reach bank accounts next week".

To find out about the Best Start Grant, including how to apply please follow the link at:

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