You will be able to qualify for a Best Start Grant (Pregnancy and Baby Payment) if you meet the conditions in relation to:
• Claiming within the period allowed
• Pregnancy and birth, or taking on responsibility for a child aged under one
• Age or qualifying benefits
• Interaction with the Sure Start Maternity Grant (UK)
There is more detail on the qualifying conditions, how much you can get, and challenging decisions below. The regulations are currently before the Scottish Parliament and will come into force the day after they are passed.