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Sure Start Maternity Grant

You could get a one-off payment of £500 to help towards the costs of having a child. This is known as a Sure Start Maternity Grant.

You usually qualify for the grant if:

  • you’ve no other children - unless you’re expecting a multiple birth (eg twins)
  • you get certain benefits

You must claim the grant within 11 weeks of expecting the baby or within 3 months after the birth.

Who to contact

GOV.UK website
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