The Scottish Child Payment has been increased from £20 to £25 per week per child, meaning
2785 families in Angus are set to receive a boost to their household incomes from the Scottish
Eligibility for the payment – which is only available in Scotland – has also been extended,
meaning eligible families in Angus with children under the age of 16 can now apply for the
Scottish Child Payment.
MP for Angus, Dave Doogan is encouraging families to apply for the support.
Commenting, Dave Doogan said:
“The extension of the Scottish Child Payment could be a turning point for families in Angus and
across Scotland as the support is extending from £20 to £25.
“We have already heard from anti-poverty charities about 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.”