Scottish Child Payment - Can I get Scottish Child Payment?

Extra help for families in Scotland

Last reviewed 03 January 2022

Can I get Scottish Child Payment?

To be get Scottish Child Payment, you have to:

Only one person can get Scottish Child Payment for a child. If it isn't clear who has main responsibility for the child, the Scottish Child Payment will go to the person who gets Child Tax Credit, Child Benefit, the child element of Universal Credit or the child premium of Pension Credit for the child.

If you are a kinship carer for a child under 16, you might be able to get Scottish Child Payment. You will need to provide evidence that you are a kinship carer.




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