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Sure Start Maternity Grant

You may be entitled to a payment of £500 if you are expecting a baby or have recently given birth. You must be in receipt of certain benefits to claim this. You can normally only receive a grant for your first child.

Who can apply

This benefit is aimed at pregnant women or women who have recently given birth. 

You must be in receipt of Income Support, Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income based Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit above the rate of the Family Element or Working Tax Credit which includes a Disability Element.

How to apply

  • Visit GOV.UK to download an application form
  • Contact your local Jobcentre Plus office on 0345 604 3719

Further information

Visit the GOV.UK Sure Start Maternity Grant pages