Sure start maternity grant government update!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by Berniep, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Berniep

    Berniep Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies,
    Just seen this over in 3rd tri and thought some of u may want to know x

     
  2. miss cakes

    miss cakes Well-Known Member

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    :O that is crap!
     
  3. My4thmiracle

    My4thmiracle Mummy to baby Nico + 3

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    Stupid bloody decision that is. And they wonder why kids grow up in poverty, they will be stopping child benefit next.
     
  4. Berniep

    Berniep Well-Known Member

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    It is crap i was hoping as i would be applying for it next month at 29 weeks i would get it but obviously not now!
     
  5. miss cakes

    miss cakes Well-Known Member

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    i was kind of relying on it :( i havent bought a thing yet either omg i better get started!
     
  6. Berniep

    Berniep Well-Known Member

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    I know luckily i've been buying bits everytime we've had spare money but will def have to get my bum into gear now and get the rest xx
     
  7. miss cakes

    miss cakes Well-Known Member

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    im panicking now the fob wont even help towards a pushchair urgh badtimes gonna have to just pull it together somehow aaargh! x
     
  8. Kate83

    Kate83 Boy (6) Girl (3) Girl (1)

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    what if you have a child under 16 and have not previously claimed?
     
  9. Gemie

    Gemie Mum to 3

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    Good point... I'd ring them and ask them to clarify. I somehow think the rules still will stand though :(
     
  10. miss cakes

    miss cakes Well-Known Member

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    still cant get it it says if you have a child under 16 in your family you cant get it regardless thats so rubbish!
     
  11. Kate83

    Kate83 Boy (6) Girl (3) Girl (1)

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    Bloody hell i missed out on the hip grant and ill miss out on this. Oh well what doesnt kill us makes us stronger.
     
  12. special_kala

    special_kala love my bugs

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    I agree with them only doing it for the first child but 16 is a bit extreme. Do they really expect people to have kept baby stuff for 16 years.
     
  13. miss_danielle

    miss_danielle * Mother Of 3 *

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    i heard if you hit 29 weeks before april 11th then your still entitled to claim this
     
  14. Gemie

    Gemie Mum to 3

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    Yeah that was the rumour before it had officially been brought in... if you click on the link in the original post it will take you to the direct.gov website that explains the new rules.
     
  15. mich1122

    mich1122 Well-Known Member

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    i just rang to check as i am so annoyed at this, im due 15 may, second child but didnt claim for my first as wasnt entitled. i am now entitled due to benefits, but WONT get the grant as I already have one child. its ridiculous. so basically there are no grants at all we can claim now. grrrr am so angry.

    Michelle x
     
  16. lets get fat

    lets get fat mum to 4 boys

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    omg i was really relying on that, this goverment is rubbish xx
     
  17. miss cakes

    miss cakes Well-Known Member

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    yh me too its crap i think they should have made it so it didnt affect women already pregnant as alot of us were relying on it before they put that bombshell in! x
     
  18. lindseymw

    lindseymw Mother of two boys

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    I was hoping to get this as well. I never claimed for my first child as both of us had decent paying jobs, but both lost them April last year and managed to get another but our wages have dropped by £15,000 per year!

    I've been debating whether to quit my job as we would probably financially better off!
     
  19. dizzynic

    dizzynic 3rd tri Mam of 4

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    I have just spoken to social fund that deals with these grants and they are saying the info on the websites wrong as long as you are 29 weeks before 11 april you can still claim and will still recieve it x
     
  20. miss cakes

    miss cakes Well-Known Member

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    really??! i really really hope it is wrong im going to apply for it anyway when its time and hope for the best x
     

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