SNP MSPS DELIGHTED AS THOUSANDS APPLY EARLY FOR SCOTTISH CHILD PAYMENT

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RESIDENTS IN DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY URGED TO APPLY IF THEY HAVEN’T YET

South Scotland MSPs welcomed the news that thousands of families in Scotland have applied for the ‘game-changing’ Scottish Child Payment early.

They are urging any families in the area who have not yet applied for the scheme to do so to ensure they do not miss out on any money.

So far, Social Security Scotland have 56,000 applications since the process opened in November. The Scottish Child Payment is set to be rolled out on 15th February.

Joan McAlpine said:

“It is extremely encouraging to see so many families sign up early to receive their Scottish Child Payment when it is rolled out in February by the SNP Scottish Government.

“When the payment is introduced it will provide a real difference to families across Scotland at a much-needed time.

Emma Harper said:

“This is just the start of the work Social Security Scotland is introducing to make a difference to the lives of people in Dumfries and Galloway, with the Scottish Child Payment described as ‘game-changing’ by anti-poverty charities.

“I would urge anyone who has not yet applied to the scheme to make sure they do so they do not miss out on any money they are entitled to.”