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Sure Start Maternity Grant

The Sure Start Maternity Grant is a one-off payment of £500 to help towards costs of a new baby, which you do not have to repay.  It won't affect your other benefits or tax credits.

You usually qualify for the grant if:

  • you have no other children - unless you’re expecting a multiple birth (eg twins); and
  • you get certain benefits

You must claim the grant within 11 weeks of expecting the baby or within 3 months after the birth. Please see GOV.UK for more details.

You can apply for a Sure Start Maternity Grant by completing claim pack SF100 (Sure Start). To get a claim pack, contact Jobcentre Plus or you can download a copy from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) website You should return your completed claim form to Jobcentre Plus or post it to the address given on the form.

Who to contact

Website
www.gov.uk/sure-start-maternity-grant

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