Social Security Scotland’s Best Start Grant Payment

School Age Payment
The School Age Payment is part of Best Start Grant, a package of three payments that will give extra money to low income families during the early years of a child’s life. It is a £250 payment made around the time a child normally starts Primary 1 to help with the costs of a child starting school. The money can be used for anything from school uniform and shoes to a school bag, books or days out.

Applications open on 3 June 2019 and will remain open until 29 February 2020. Parents who have deferred entry to August 2020 should still apply in the 3 June 2019 to 29 February window. If they wait until after then it will be too late and they will miss out on their payment.