Maternity Grant changes

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by Babynumber1, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Babynumber1

    Babynumber1 Mum of 1 & Pregnant

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  2. natasja32

    natasja32 Mum to 4 boys

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    Ive never claimed the maternity grant before....:wacko: I did get the 190 will Eli and with Bodhi....i wonder why they have changed it now...it does my head in...the cuts always seem to be for things like the aged or children...sometimes I dont get the goverment.:shrug:
     
  3. magicbubble

    magicbubble Well-Known Member

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    is that the 500 sure start grant? is this in place of family tax credits which i dont understand either :) ?
     
  4. natasja32

    natasja32 Mum to 4 boys

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    I dont understand it either....we get Tax credits which is 20 pound a week...Why cant they just make it so its easy for everyone to understand.:wacko:
     
  5. mummy2lola

    mummy2lola Mum to 2 trying for 3

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    The hip grant stopped in Jan,u had to b 25wks in Jan to receive it.the ssmg is now like this,No matter if uve claimed before or not,if there's a child under 16 in the house u will not get the grant.when I first came over this got posted and women were phoning daily and getting the same answer,basically if it's ur first and ur on one of the listed benefits or if ur other child/children are over 16 u will get it.xx
     
  6. magicbubble

    magicbubble Well-Known Member

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    oh well im not on benefits so wont get anything. always the way :sad1:
     
  7. mummy2lola

    mummy2lola Mum to 2 trying for 3

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    I find it very silly in the fact that if u have a child under 16 they expect u to still have all their baby things to use,I'm struggling to find room now let alone when baby is rapidly growing out of everything,I'd have to put it all in storage somewhere incase in the next 15 years I become pg again lol I'm hoping but that time I'll b very well off though and in my mansion sipping pimms by the pool....ooooo yeeeeaaaahhhh lol xxx
     
  8. Babynumber1

    Babynumber1 Mum of 1 & Pregnant

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    Its not instead of tax credits no. If you clamin income support or incapasity benefits and this is your first child you are entitled to the £500 maternity grant.xx
     
  9. LuvBeingAMum

    LuvBeingAMum MuMto3Pink&Expecting

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    oh didnt know about the 190 ty hun, and i had 3 kids already so wont get the 500 either xxx
     
  10. Mabelpye

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    What annoys me is that you can only get the Mat grant if you're on Income related Employment and support allowance. I'm on contribution based, and not entitled to it, even though we are living right on the bread line, especially now I'm unable to work due to disabilities. I was never asked how much my husband earned, just how many hours he worked. and apparently because he works the standard 40 hours, he's earning a mint! grrrrr!!!!!
     
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    Mabelpye Well-Known Member

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    They've scrapped the Health in pregnancy one to all those who are 25 weeks after 1st Jan 2011 :mad:
     

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