The School Age Payment is part of Best Start Grant, a package of three payments that will give extra money to low income
families during the early years of a child’s life. It is a £250 payment made around the time a child normally starts Primary 1 to help with the costs of a child starting school. The money can be used for anything from school uniform and shoes to a school bag, books or days out.
Applications open on 1 June 2020 and will remain open until 28 February 2021.
Parents who have deferred entry to August 2021 should still apply in the 1 June 2019 to 28 February window.
If they wait until after then it will be too late and they will miss out on their payment.
Or if you’d prefer to apply by phone, you can call 0800 182 2222
If you would like any advice or assistance in relation to this, please contact one of CHA’s Financial Inclusion Team by using the contact details listed below.