The Social Security Scotland will begin accepting applications for the Best Start Grant (BSG) Pregnancy and Baby Payment from 10 December 2018. The Agency will be taking applications via it’s freephone helpline on 0800 182 2222, by post or online at https://www.mygov.scot/pregnancy-and-baby-payment/
This means the first payments of this new benefit will be made before Christmas 2018.
The BSG Pregnancy and Baby Payment will replace and expand on the current Sure Start Maternity Grant (SSMG) in Scotland, supporting families on low incomes with the costs of having a child. The BSG forms part of a programme of Scottish Government measures targeted at children’s early years with the aim of tackling inequality, supporting parents, improving health outcomes and raising attainment. When