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5,090 FAMILIES IN WEST LOTHIAN TO RECEIVE CHILD PAYMENT INCREASE

5,090 FAMILIES IN WEST LOTHIAN TO RECEIVE CHILD PAYMENT INCREASE

Published date : 14 November, 2022

ALL ELIGIBLE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN UNDER-16 ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPORT

 

The Scottish Child Payment has been increased from £20 to £25 per week per child, meaning 5,090 families in West Lothian are set to receive a boost to their household incomes from the Scottish Government.

 

Eligibility for the payment, which is only available in Scotland, has also been extended, meaning eligible families in West Lothian with children under the age of 16 can now apply for the Scottish Child Payment.

 

Angela Constance MSP is encouraging families in West Lothian to apply for the support.

 

Commenting, Angela Constance MSP said:

 

“The extension of the Scottish Child Payment could be a turning point for families in West and across Scotland as the support is extending from £20 to £25.

 

“We have already heard from anti-poverty charities how the payment has been ‘game-changing’ for families with children under-6 and now as the support is extended to families with children under-16 more will have extra cash in their pockets to get through this Tory-made cost of living crisis.

 

“The Scottish Child Payment is only available in Scotland and demonstrates how the SNP Scottish Government is building a social security system based on fairness, dignity and respect.

 

“However, the Scottish Government continues to work with one hand tied behind its back by a UK government which is preparing to inflict austerity 2.0 on families across Scotland.

 

“There is only one way we can escape the chaos of Westminster and build a fairer, more equal Scotland and that is by becoming an independent country.”

 

ENDS

 

Notes

 

Local Authority

[NUMBER]

Total

137,430

Aberdeen City

4,480

Aberdeenshire

3,815

Angus

2,785

Argyll and Bute

1,610

Clackmannanshire

1,535

Dumfries and Galloway

3,625

Dundee City

4,710

East Ayrshire

4,150

East Dunbartonshire

1,465

East Lothian

2,435

East Renfrewshire

1,280

Edinburgh, City of

9,005

Falkirk

4,055

Fife

10,470

Glasgow City

22,830

Highland

4,760

Inverclyde

2,250

Midlothian

2,585

Moray

1,895

Na h-Eileanan Siar

365

North Ayrshire

4,535

North Lanarkshire

11,055

Orkney Islands

265

Perth and Kinross

2,890

Renfrewshire

4,455

Scottish Borders

2,455

Shetland Islands

280

South Ayrshire

2,645

South Lanarkshire

8,130

Stirling

1,555

West Dunbartonshire

3,190

West Lothian

5,090

 

  

  


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