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CONSTANCE URGES FAMILIES TO APPLY FOR INCREASED BEST START PAYMENT

CONSTANCE URGES FAMILIES TO APPLY FOR INCREASED BEST START PAYMENT

Published date : 09 August, 2021

Eligible families in West Lothian are being encouraged to apply for the Best Start Foods payment after the Scottish Government delivered on its promise to increase the support within its first 100 days in government.

 

The payment is increasing to £18 from £17 during pregnancy and for any children between one and three years old. It’s also increasing to £36 from £34 for children under one. Families already receiving the payment will automatically receive an increase.

 

Since its introduction by the Scottish Government in December 2018, £60.8 million has been paid to 179,575 families across Scotland.

 

Commenting, Angela Constance MSP said:

 

“I am delighted that the Scottish Government is delivering on another one of its commitments to increase the Best Start Foods payment, which is making a difference to the lives of families in Almond Valley and across Scotland.

  

“If you have not applied yet I would encourage you to do so immediately or if you have any family or friends who may be eligible to encourage them too.”


ENDS

Notes

Families can apply here: https://www.mygov.scot/best-start-grant-best-start-foods/how-to-apply

 

   


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