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We're sorry, you cannot apply online. This is because our online form is not able to do some things yet, such as take the details of people who want to apply:

  • because they're an appointee
  • for a young parent who's under the age of 18
  • because they've given birth to twins or triplets and one baby died

You can still apply over the phone or by filling in a paper form.

Call Social Security Scotland freephone on 0800 182 2222 to work out the best way to apply.

We're sorry to hear your baby has died. You're still able to apply for the Pregnancy and Baby Payment and can use the payment to help pay for anything you might need.

If you want to apply by phone, you can speak to someone who's trained to help you apply for the Pregnancy and Baby Payment on 0800 182 2222. The adviser will help you complete the form at your own pace.

Select the option that applies to you
For example, 31 03 1980
It's on your National Insurance card, benefit letter, payslip or P60
For example, 'QQ 12 34 56 C'
Do you have a partner who lives with you?

You must tell your partner that you are giving their details on this form.

For example, 31 03 1980
It's on your National Insurance card, benefit letter, payslip or P60
For example, 'QQ 12 34 56 C'
How many babies were born?
For example, 31 03 2018

Tell us about the baby or babies who died between birth and 6 months old.

For example, 31 03 2018
For example, 31 03 2018

We can use Baby Box to confirm the details of your pregnancy.

If you do not want us to do this, you'll need to send us a document such as a death certificate.

Have you signed up for a Baby Box?
Can we use your Baby Box details to confirm your pregnancy?

We can use Baby Box to confirm the details of your partner's pregnancy.

If you do not want us to do this, you'll need to send us a document such as a death certificate.

Has your partner signed up for a Baby Box?
Can we use your partner's Baby Box details to confirm their pregnancy?

You need to send a copy of one of these certificates for each baby:

  • Maternity B1 (MATB1) certificate 
  • birth certificate
  • death certificate

Send these to:

Best Start Grant

PO Box 10300

Dundee 

DD1 9FU

When sending any documents to Social Security Scotland, you need to clearly write some things on a piece of paper and send it to us with your document. These things are:

  • your full name
  • date of birth
  • National Insurance number
  • the words ‘Pregnancy and Baby Payment’, so we know what you’re applying for

If you do not include these things, your payment could be delayed.

You need to send a copy of one of these certificates for each baby: 

  • birth certificate 
  • death certificate

Send these to:

Best Start Grant

PO Box 10300

Dundee 

DD1 9FU

When sending any documents to Social Security Scotland, you need to clearly write some things on a piece of paper and send it to us with your document. These things are:

  • your full name
  • date of birth
  • National Insurance number
  • the words ‘Pregnancy and Baby Payment’, so we know what you’re applying for

If you do not include these things, your payment could be delayed.

How many babies are you expecting?
For example, 31 10 2018

Tell us about all babies under 6 months that you are applying for.

For example, 31 03 2018

We can use Baby Box to confirm the details of your pregnancy.

If you do not want us to do this, you'll need to send us a document such as a Maternity B1 (MATB1) certificate.

Have you signed up for a Baby Box?
Can we use your Baby Box details to confirm your pregnancy?

We can use Baby Box to confirm the details of your partner's pregnancy.

If you do not want us to do this, you'll need to send us a document such as a Maternity B1 (MATB1) certificate.

Has your partner signed up for a Baby Box?
Can we use your partner's Baby Box details to confirm their pregnancy?

Please send a copy of your Maternity B1 (MATB1) certificate, or if you are applying for your partner, their MATB1 certificate, to confirm the details of the pregnancy to:

Send these to:

Best Start Grant

PO Box 10300

Dundee 

DD1 9FU

When sending any documents to Social Security Scotland, you need to clearly write some things on a piece of paper and send it to us with your document. These things are:

  • your full name
  • date of birth
  • National Insurance number
  • the words ‘Pregnancy and Baby Payment’, so we know what you’re applying for

If you do not include these things, your payment could be delayed.

You need to send a copy of one of these certificates for each baby:

  • Maternity B1 (MATB1) certificate 
  • birth certificate

Send these to:

Best Start Grant

PO Box 10300

Dundee 

DD1 9FU

When sending any documents to Social Security Scotland, you need to clearly write some things on a piece of paper and send it to us with your document. These things are:

  • your full name
  • date of birth
  • National Insurance number
  • the words ‘Pregnancy and Baby Payment’, so we know what you’re applying for

If you do not include these things, your payment could be delayed.

Tell us about all children under 1 if: 

  • you've taken over looking after them
  • you're not the child's birth mother
For example, 31 03 2018
Do you or your partner get Child Tax Credit, Child Benefit or Universal Credit for this child?
Do you have any other children under 16 years old?
For example, 31 03 2018
Do you or your partner get Child Tax Credit, Child Benefit or Universal Credit for this child?
What type of phone is this a number for?

We'll get in touch if we need to ask you any questions about the details you've given in this form.

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How would you like us to contact you?

We will send you a letter, in English, to let you know whether you're going to be paid the Pregnancy and Baby Payment.

We can also send you an extra letter as an audio file or in:

  • braille
  • easy read
  • large print
Do you need one of these extra letters to be sent?
Which of these letters do you need to be sent?

If we need to get in touch, we'll call or send you a letter in English.

If you need a call or letter in a language other than English, you can choose the language you want from 104 other languages.

Do you want calls and letters in a language other than English?
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Are you or your partner getting, or applied for and waiting to hear back on, any of these benefits or payments?

The Pregnancy and Baby Payment can be paid into your bank account or someone else's bank account.

If you're using someone else's bank account, you need to make sure they agree. They can find out more about how their bank account data will be handled by reading Social Security Scotland's privacy notice.

Write the name as it is shown on the bank card, chequebook or statement.
Please tell us all 6 numbers, for example: 123456
You only need to tell us this if you have one of these accounts.
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You need to do this before you can submit your form to Social Security Scotland.

 

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