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DG Support – Community Bulletin 17th June

Best Start Foods for Families

The Scottish Government has announced plans to remove all income thresholds from Best Start Foods by 2023-24, making more children and families eligible for this payment, to support families during the cost of living crisis in line with the pledge to alleviate child poverty.

This will increase eligibility to all people receiving a qualifying benefit with an additional 30,000 families expected to benefit.

Best Start Foods is currently delivered through a prepaid card and provides £18 every 4 weeks throughout pregnancy, £36 every 4 weeks from birth until a child turns 1, then £18 every 4 weeks from 1 until a child turns 3.