Sure Start Mat Grant - some Info

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  1. (*)FebBaby(*)

    (*)FebBaby(*) Active Member

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    Just wanted everyone to know that everyone should be able to get the sure start maternity grant - as long as you apply at the right time.

    If you or your partner aren't on income support then you shouldn't apply before the baby is born as your claim will not be accepted.

    But if after the baby is born, your family income is less than £45,000 a year then you will qualify as you only need to get about £1000 child tax credits.

    My midwife told me that she knows of no-one who would not qualify but if you apply before the baby is born and dont get accepted then you cant reclaim :)

    Just thought this might help
     
  2. lsmith1984

    lsmith1984 Well-Known Member

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    We applied after Chloe was born and are entitled to £1091 tax credits coz earn £26k between us....but still got refused the maternity grant....the government are awful sometimes :roll: :cry:

    Laura xx
     
  3. fothers

    fothers Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that- it is my job the next few days to see just what exactly we can try and claim
     
  4. happy-chick

    happy-chick Well-Known Member

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    I have applied and been refused but it doesnt say that we cant apply again for it on the letter so plan to apply again after baby is born? Who told u that u can only apply once?
     
  5. littlepip

    littlepip Well-Known Member

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    im on jobseekers allowance so i should get accepted shouldnt i? I will be changing over to income support in 3 weeks but i put on the form i was on jobseekers as when i send it off i will be just changing over?
     
  6. Angelblue

    Angelblue Well-Known Member

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    we don't get income support or any other benefits except tax credits and we got our SS Maternity Grant within the week :? (I applied when I was 29 weeks preg)
     
  7. caz86

    caz86 Well-Known Member

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    with my 1st baby i claimed after she was born my hubby was only earnin 15,000 and we had no tax credits and they refused me :|
     
  8. paradysso

    paradysso Well-Known Member

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    we get woing tax credit and child tax credit, and both total 6k a year? i think. so fingers crossed i will get it, just waiting for a reply now :?
     

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