Can i get the Sure Start Maternity Grant?

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  1. booker1981

    booker1981 Expecting # 2

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    Im so confused about this and have always assumed that i cannot get it due to my other half working and neither of us on income support etc but a friend of mine said that we can claim it as we must be getting the higher rate of tax credits as we get free prescriptions?

    Does anyone know if this is right?
     
  2. Foxy89

    Foxy89 3rd Tri- EDD- 6/2/11

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    if u claim CB I think you are entitled so as soon as baby is here you can apply :)
     
  3. hotpinkangel

    hotpinkangel Well-Known Member

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    If you get over £545 a year in ctc you should get it!
     
  4. booker1981

    booker1981 Expecting # 2

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    Ok thanks for replies. Going to look into getting a form and sending it off. Does anybody know where you get a form from? :wacko:
     
  5. zoella

    zoella Well-Known Member

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    I've always got my forms from my doctors surgery.
     
  6. gemm

    gemm Mum of 3 Boys :)

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    You can pick up the forms from your local job centre :) xx
     
  7. booker1981

    booker1981 Expecting # 2

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    Thank you xx
     
  8. super mummy

    super mummy Well-Known Member

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    Hi yes your right. If you recieve the higher rate on tax credits, then you are more than likley going to qualify. You need to phone them up for the application pack x x
     
  9. welshprincess

    welshprincess mum of 3 handsome boys

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    i got my form from the job centre hun
     
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    x Alanna x Well-Known Member

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    Ryanleesmummy Well-Known Member

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    The new update on the direct gov site says if your due on or after April 11th 2011 and you have a child age 16 or under at home already you will not get it :( I miss out yet again just like with the hips.
     
  12. kimberley_80

    kimberley_80 Well-Known Member

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    I got it & my partner was on working tax as he only takes a low wage because hes set up his own linepainting business we are on a higher rate taxcredit..
     
  13. Ryanleesmummy

    Ryanleesmummy Well-Known Member

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    YEah I would have got it too coz we're on the higher tax credits he's full tine I'm part time wiv a 4 year old but not now they've changed the dates :( I was goin to save the money so I could have an extra 3 months off work at the end of my maternity leave. Oh well back to savin up. GLAd you managed to get it hun, it can really make a difference xxx
     
  14. SmileyShazza

    SmileyShazza I'm a mum!

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    OH and I have been looking at this and it is quite confusing :wacko: my husband was going to phone them up and query whether we are entitled to it.

    I think we might apply and see what happens after all they can only say no or yes :shrug: hopefully it will be the latter :)
     
  15. super mummy

    super mummy Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to say that the changes have not yet been put into place hunny. I phoned them last week for my forms and to ask about this and he said its not true and if the changes are going to take place it wont be for another few months, so anyone who is due in april will still get there money if they are entitled to it :hugs:
     
  16. booker1981

    booker1981 Expecting # 2

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    I find it all quite confusing really!!
     
  17. haze

    haze Mum + Pink Bump

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    Im really really sorry to say they have been changed already :( I phoned twice yesterday and both said if you already have children you have to be due before the 11th to qualify :( Im gutted.
     
  18. sophxx

    sophxx Well-Known Member

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    if you recive higher tax credits you get it everyone gets free prescriptions for a year while pregnant and so i wouldnt just go of that but theres no harm in applying ofr it x
     
  19. Lolla

    Lolla Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand this grant at all...

    How about it you get no CTCs yet because you're a first time mum? But you're a single Mum? Are you entitled to it then?
     
  20. gemstone

    gemstone mother

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    i just got off the fone and they said that if u send it off now then u should stilll get it. my due date is 15th and i had a dd who is nearly 9. and they said as long as they get the paper work b4 april it should be fine. i bloody hope so! x
     

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