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We can provide free school meals and a school clothing grant if you are on a low income. The school clothing grant is £120 per child for primary school pupils and £150 per child for high school pupils.
You can also receive free school meals and clothing grant if you care for a child as part of a kinship care agreement.
All children in primary 1-5 can receive a free school meal without an application however, you must still apply to receive free school milk and a school clothing grant.
During October Holiday
Parents and carers of children who receive Free School Meals based on benefit entitlement will get a payment of £24.00 per child (£2.40 per day) for the October holidays. There is no need to apply for this payment, it will be made into your bank account on Wednesday 4th October.
Scottish Child Payment applications are now open for children aged 6 – 15.
It is important that you make your application as soon as possible. If you already receive Scottish Child Payment for a child under 6 but you have older children you must contact Social Security Scotland to let them know.
You can apply online at www.mygov.scot/scottish-child-payment which should take around 10 to 20 minutes in total. Before applying, you'll need:
If you cannot apply online, you can apply by calling Social Security Scotland free on 0800 182 2222. Please be aware that lines may be busy, due to the number of children and families who are newly eligible for this benefit, therefore it may take longer than normal for calls to be answered.