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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.

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