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Scottish Child Bridging Payment - Can I get Scottish Child Bridging Payment?

Extra money for families getting free school meals in Scotland in 2021 and 2022.

Can I get Scottish Child Bridging Payment?

Scottish Child Bridging Payment is paid automatically to families in Scotland who get free school meals

If your child is in primary 1-5, you might not have applied for free school meals because they get universal free school meals. To get the Scottish Child Bridging payment, you will need to contact your council and apply for free school meals.

You can get free school meals for your child if you get any of the benefits below:

If you aren't sure if you can get any of these benefits, use our free, confidential Benefits Calculator to see what benefits you could be entitled to.

If you have a low income and no recourse to public funds, you may be able to get free school meals and the Scottish Child Bridging Payment. You will need to check with your local council.

You may also be able to get Free School Meals and Scottish Child Bridging Payment while you are waiting for your first payment of Universal Credit. Contact your local council for details. 



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