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Pregnancy and Baby Payment

Pregnancy and Baby Payment

The Pregnancy and baby payment is delivered by Social Security Scotland and replaces sure start maternity payment.  You can apply for the Pregnancy and Baby Payment from 24 weeks pregnant or up to the day your baby is 6 months old.

 To be eligible you will require to be in receipt of Universal Credit/Child Tax Credit/Working Tax Credit/Housing Benefit/Income Support/ Pension Credit/Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)/Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

 If you are eligible you will be paid £600 for your first child and £300 for each subsequent child.

 You can apply online at:


If you need help to apply or you would prefer to apply by phone, you can Tel: 0800 182 2222.