Sure start grant?

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  1. bexie1985

    bexie1985 Well-Known Member

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    I didnt think id be entitled to it as me and oh work, but a friend of mine (whos in the same possition work wise) said she DID get it?? We do get a bit of tax credits do you think i should apply and see? you have to be 29weeks dont you? how long is this one taking to come? im still waiting for my HIP one, as i think alot of you are?? xx :flower:
     
  2. Beautywithin

    Beautywithin Mummy of two

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    i got mine mine 5 weeks after posting off the form x
     
  3. bexie1985

    bexie1985 Well-Known Member

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    do they write back to you and tell you if u can or cant get it then? xx
     
  4. Beautywithin

    Beautywithin Mummy of two

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    Yes, i got the letter on a friday, saying i was entitled to it, and money was in my bank by the monday x
     
  5. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    we arent entitled now but will be after babies arrive (basically due to being allocated the higher level of CTC) you get up to 3 months to apply after baby arrives so we have to basically - apply for CTC soon as they arrive then pray we get that awarded in time to hit the three month deadline lol.

    I am being super organised and pre completing the forms so all we need to do is sign and date them - cant imagine a 30 odd page application form will be top of my agenda soon are delivering twins lol
     
  6. Jenni1991

    Jenni1991 Tara Jaydes Mummy (:

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    I posted mine on the 10th December still waiting x
     
  7. 3 girlies

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    mine took 13 days!! :)
     
  8. lynnikins

    lynnikins Well-Known Member

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    im hoping when i see my MW tomorrow she will date the form from next week to avoid me having to trek back up there to see her next week so i can get it in the post asap we should get it on CTC grounds.
     
  9. Jenni1991

    Jenni1991 Tara Jaydes Mummy (:

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    Did everyone get letter then money or money then letter1
     
  10. bexie1985

    bexie1985 Well-Known Member

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    so u have to get your midwife to sign sure start form aswell do you?? im not seeing her til the 5th jan :(
     
  11. Beautywithin

    Beautywithin Mummy of two

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    Yes MW has to sign form
     
  12. 3 girlies

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    i got a letter after it went in my bank :shrug: midwife has to sign it.
     
  13. bexie1985

    bexie1985 Well-Known Member

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    bloomin heck lol theres so many forms and stuff to get sorted isnt there! k well i'l pop and get form today and take it for her to sign on the 5th then. i never got any of this when i had my daughter as didnt know about any of it!! Every little helps tho doesnt it, i still need to buy a car seat!! x
     
  14. Celesse

    Celesse Well-Known Member

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    Me and OH currently receive Working Tax Credits. WTC don't qualify you for the Sure Start Grant unless you have a disabled amount. but.... if you are on WTC now then you will be on enough Child Tax Credit when the baby is born to qualify then.
     
  15. Vicyi

    Vicyi Me & Mine

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    We were in the same boat as some of you here, basically before our DD was born we wern't entitled to anything but as soon as she was born we could get some help. On some of the forms, if you read all through the booklet, they tell you to send it off even if you are still waiting to her back about another benifit. We did this and got out Sure Start grant BEFORE we were actually told we we entitled to CTC. We had already worked out that we would qualify for it though. x
     
  16. mummy0704

    mummy0704 mummy to 3

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    i think its if you get £20 a week or more which is the higher rate child tax you can claim sure start grant.
     
  17. vicky84

    vicky84 Mummy to 2 girls!

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    My form was recieved at the office on thurs or fri, i got letter on sat and got money today! Mad!
     
  18. bexie1985

    bexie1985 Well-Known Member

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    i get child tax credit now for my daughter? does that mean i will get it? or will i have to wait until baby is born and reciving child tax credit for him?? GOD its SO confussing!! x
     
  19. mummy0704

    mummy0704 mummy to 3

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    no if u claim child tax now u can put in a claim, might be worth ringing first to see if u qualify as if its turned down u cant reclaim and if your not getting enough now u might be after, i rung other day and i qualify. you need to be recieving £548 a year for each child to claim it while pregnant, or £1095 a year if you've just had your baby or your child is under 1's. hope this helps.
     
  20. bexie1985

    bexie1985 Well-Known Member

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    thanks mummy0704 i get it, i'll apply now i think, im pretty sure we wont get it, but if we do it'll be a nice bonus aftr xmas :) xx
     

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