sure sart maternity grant
Dec 4, 2007 1:13PM
who is eligable for this?
me and my partner both work we earn 18 k between us does any body know if we would get it or not?
Dec 3, 2007 12:12PM
u get it if ur on income support,income based job seekers allowence if ur workin u dont get it as i never got it wen i had my 1st child as i was working
Dec 3, 2007 12:13PM
the only way to know for sure is to appy. download the form from
its worth a try as you'll get ??500 grant. appy 12 weeks before baby is due or up to 3 months after baby's born.
Dec 3, 2007 12:14PM
well it looks like im not gettin that then i dnt get any benifits at all
Dec 3, 2007 1:20PM
Look into this further! If you get Child Tax Credit at the higher rate (which you probably will once baby is born) you will be able to claim it in the 3 months after baby is born. Do not assume you will not get it. I think you will get it just after the baby is born not before! I obviously cant promise but really think its worth finding out from CAB or somewhere like that.
Dec 3, 2007 1:22PM
il have to look into that but thanx 4 the advise x
Dec 3, 2007 2:18PM
we got it because we got ctc in the higer level - its well worth applying for, sometime they wont give you the full 500quid but will give about ??100 or something.
Dec 3, 2007 4:07PM
Hi, i wasn't entitled to it before my lo was born. But as soon as i got my child tax cedits i put in a claim and got it when my he was 3 months old
Dec 4, 2007 10:54AM
Hi, can i just check then that you need to apply for this after the baby is born? will the info come in this 'bounty pack' i keep hearing about?
it's really handy to be able to ask people who have applied for these things themselves. thanks
Dec 4, 2007 12:27PM
If you are already getting any of the benefits mentioned (income support, child tax credits etc) then you can claim before baby but if not you claim tax credits straight away - from day baby is born and you can get the grant! I know the child benefit info is in the bounty pack but not sure bout the tax credits stuff. Can I give their phone number to you on the forum? let me know and I will put it on here for you x
Dec 4, 2007 1:13PM
I have a number for the child tax credits thingy off the inland revenue website thanks, but this was first time i'd heard about the Sure Start Grant so just wanted to check a few things.
you've been very helpful though thanks very much.
this site is such a good idea, ive had loads of helpful tips off people.
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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