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SCOTTISH CHILD PAYMENT OPENS TO FAMILIES IN EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE


The “game-changer” benefit from the SNP Scottish Government is now open for applications with SNP MSP Rona Mackay urging all constituents to apply.


The new SNP Scottish Government benefit will provide families with a much-needed boost as it will give eligible families and carers £40 every four weeks for each child under six.


Payments are due to start at the end of this month with the Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Rona encouraging uptake from all those eligible throughout her constituency.


Commenting, Ms Mackay said:


“The introduction of the Scottish Child Payment will be a welcome boost for families across East Dunbartonshire and I would urge anyone who hasn’t applied to do so as soon as they can so they can receive this benefit that is unique to Scotland.


“The Scottish Child Payment has been described as ‘game-changing’ as it will make a difference to the lives of thousands of children across Scotland.


“As the Scottish Government rolls out this new benefit it is in stark contrast to the Tories at Westminster who are planning on taking away the £20 uplift to Universal Credit at a time when families need it most.


“Along with the Best Start Grant and other benefits rolled out by Social Security Scotland, the Scottish Child Payment is forming part of a benefits system built on dignity, fairness and respect, working for the people of Scotland, not against them.”



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Rona Mackay was elected in May 2016 with a 8,100 majority in Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

Prior to this, she was a journalist in national newspapers for more than 20 years, before becoming Parliamentary Assistant to Clydebank and Milngavie MSP Gil Paterson, with whom she worked for nine years before becoming elected.

 

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