Social Security Scotland will be taking applications ahead of its introduction on Monday 15 February 2021 to help manage the expected demand. Applications are opening early from Monday 9 November and the first payments will be made in around 15 weeks.
The new benefit, which will give eligible families on low incomes with children under 16 an extra £10 per week for each child, is planned to be fully rolled out to children under the age of 16 by the end of 2022, subject to data on qualifying benefits being received from DWP.
People can apply for Scottish Child Payment from 9 November 2020 by visiting www.mygov.scot/benefits
or calling 0800 182 2222.
For those who apply before Monday 15 February, their payment will be calculated from Monday 15 February. For those who apply after Monday 15 February, their payment will be calculated from the date they apply.
Ministers have prioritised the early introduction for families with a child under six are able to start payments from early 2021.
Kendoon would encourage all eleigilble customers to apply early for the payment.