im 15 years old and just under 7 weeks pregnant. i have no money to buy all the essential things for a baby. e.g pushchair, cot ect. what grants and weekly allowances will i receive to help provide for my baby? is there any cheap housing for some1 my age when the baby is born. x
At 15 I would advise not moving out of your parents house. It is very difficult and expensive living on your own and having to pay bills, food shop etc. Also I doubt anywhere would take on someone as young as you whether it be council housing or private renting. At your age you are entitled to a £500 surestart grant and the new £190 maternity grant. You will also get £20 a week child benefit like everyone else. Until you are 16 I don't think you can get any income support and I'm not sure if you have to be over 16 to get child tax credits
As far as I am aware if you are unemployed then you are entitled to quite a lot like maternity allowances and sure start grants to pay for essentials. Also, here is the HIP grant which everyone gets at 25 weeks which is £190.
i was 15 and pregnant, for the 500 grant my mum got it in her name for me, and she got my income support in my name as i was only 15, the money still went to me, then once you turn 16 it all goes in to your name.
dont worry about money and that hun when i fell pregnant i had no money no job no nothing but all the grants helped me get alot of her stuff xx
Hey, im 16 now, but so far im only entitled to the 190, they are very difficult when i comes to giving out money.
they seem to think i wont be able to recieve anything for her until im 18! she is due in 4 days time, and they still cant tell me what im allowed for her, i have to wait til she is born and try and claim for everything before they tell me whether or not im allowed it!
they are not too helpful at all, my mum has been on the phone to many people that have not been any help at all. im still in the dark as to what im going to get for her though.
x x x x sorry im not much help, just thought i would post as iv been having loads of difficulty with this throughout my pregnancy x x
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