1. Scottish child payment
Scottish child payment is initially for people who have responsibility for a child who is under six. It is an extra £10 a week for each child, and is due to extend to people who have responsibility for a child under 16 by the end of 2022. It is paid four-weekly. You must make a claim, and payment cannot be backdated.
You are eligible if you:1Reg 18 SCP Regs
•are responsible for a child under six – eg, you get child benefit for her/him, or s/he is named on your child tax credit, universal credit or pension credit (PC) award, or you are a kinship carer for her/him; and
•you get UC, CTC, working tax credit, income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance, income-related employment and support allowance or PC; and
•you are ordinarily resident in Scotland.
See for more details. You can apply online, by phone on 0800 182 2222 or by downloading a paper form. Go to for more information or to start an application.