What is the HIP grant?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by chocolate, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. chocolate

    chocolate Well-Known Member

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    Hiya, I have seen posts about a HIP grant, mainly how they are erunning behind, but i cant find any info. on this?!

    Does anyone know anything about it?
     
  2. xMissxZoiex

    xMissxZoiex Leo, Wyatt, Owen & Milo

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    Its a health in pregnancy grant, you got £190 after you are 25 weeks to help you get all your vitamins and things. x
     
  3. mememe84

    mememe84 Well-Known Member

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    Yes they dont even ask you about your income the midwife told me it is to get you some clothes and that x
     
  4. ttcbambino#1

    ttcbambino#1 Mummy to 2 monkeys

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  5. chocolate

    chocolate Well-Known Member

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    great - what a nice surprise! We already have ds and have most things, but just need a swinging crib for about £80 or a moses basket and stand, but felt guilty for spending that much really, so now I can get it guilt free!
     
  6. xMissxZoiex

    xMissxZoiex Leo, Wyatt, Owen & Milo

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    I think ur baby has to be due after the 6th of April tho x
     
  7. mememe84

    mememe84 Well-Known Member

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    It was april 09
     
  8. mum2beagain

    mum2beagain mum to 3 under 5

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    baby only had to be due after 6th of april this yr when they started the hip grant
     
  9. xMissxZoiex

    xMissxZoiex Leo, Wyatt, Owen & Milo

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    o right okai my mistake ..
     
  10. moonlady12

    moonlady12 mum to 5 wonderful kids

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    dont forget girls if you recieve certain benefits ie child tax credit etc then your intitled to the sure start maternity grant worth 500 pounds and you can claim it from 29 weeks upto 3 months after the baby is born,and is non repayable.can google it to get form when need to just thought would mention.:kiss:
     

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