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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 don’t have to pay the grant back and it won’t affect your other benefits or tax credits.

Usually, you qualify for the grant if:

  • you’re expecting your first child - or you’re expecting a multiple birth (eg twins) and have children already

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

Note. These are applied for on line or via the Job centre.  Not via Children Centres (surestart).

Who to contact

0345 603 6967
job centre plus 0345 604 3719
job centre plus textphone 0345 608 8551

Youll need to download a form and either send it to:


             Wembley Benefit Centre 
             Mail Handling Site A 
             WV98 1HE 

or take it to your local jobcentre plus.


Parent Organisation