Health Information – Maternity Grant
The following information was taken from https://www.gov.uk/sure-start-maternity-grant and was correct at the time of publishing.
You could get a one-off payment of £500 to help towards the costs of having a child. This is known as a Sure Start Maternity Grant.
You usually qualify for the grant if both of the following apply:
- you’re expecting your first child, or you’re expecting a multiple birth (such as twins) and have children already
- you or your partner already get certain benefits
- You must claim the grant within 11 weeks of the baby’s due date or within 6 months after the baby’s birth
You do not have to pay the grant back and it will not affect your other benefits or tax credits.
For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/sure-start-maternity-grant