Laura R: How does the maternity sure start grant work?
Hi can anyone help? I am going to be claiming Maternity allowance im sending my forms off next week. Im Just wondering if i will also be entitled to the sure start maternity grant i think its about £500.My partner works full time and we are not on any benifits just wondered if i would be able to get it?
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Answer by 25 weeks pregnant with a boy
You’ll not be entitled to it because you and your partner both work, you can only claim the sure start grant if you’re unemployed and claiming benefits.
You are however entitled to the health in pregnancy grant of £190, which you can claim after 25weeks of pregnancy, your midwife is the one who gives you the forms for this so you’ll need to ask her about it.
Heres also a website for the tokens you might be able to claim, you’ll need to check if you qualify first, it’s doubtful but you might be able too.