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.
Apr 6, 2019 10:03AM
Trying to conceive with PCOS.
Hi, I hope I’m posting this in the right place. I’m new to this so bare with me 🙈. Background - I was diagnosed with PCOS a little over a year ago and have been trying to conceive for just over 2 years. I have been to fertility appointments who haven’t found any additional problems (e.g. hcg scan came back clear) and my partners tests were all ok. I understand weight is a big factor with PCOS and I have lost 10% of my body weight as recommended and keep trying to loose more. The more time goes on the more deflated and useless I feel. Each time I get excited thinking it might be my time then I get a false test 🤦♀️ The fertility appointments are far apart and the months in between each one just seem longer and longer. I was was wondering if anyone had been through similar experiences and have any advice? I have also read online that ovulation sticks don’t always work for women with PCOS. Anyone have any advice on this? Thank you for taking the time to read this. x
Apr 5, 2019 8:44AM
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