Local Councillor Evelyn Tweed and MSP Bruce Crawford

Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford and local Councillor Evelyn Tweed have expressed delight as thousands of families in Scotland have applied for the ‘game-changing’ Scottish Child Payment early.

Both urge any families in the Stirling 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 has received 56,000 applications since the process opened in November. The Scottish Child Payment is set to be rolled out on 15th February.

Bruce Crawford MSP 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.’

Local Councillor Evelyn Tweed said:

‘This is just the start of the work Social Security Scotland is introducing to make a difference to the lives of people in Stirling, 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, as I know this support can go a long way in relieving some of the financial pressure families in Stirling currently face.’

Notes

Scottish Government information: https://www.mygov.scot/scottish-child-payment/