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Sure Start Maternity Grant (SSMG) | GOV.UK

What is the 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.

Am I eligible?

You can only qualify for the grant if you’ve no other children (unless you’re expecting a multiple birth) and you get certain benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit at a rate higher than the family element
  • Working Tax Credit that includes a disability or severe disability element
  • Universal Credit

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

How do I claim?

You will need to complete the SF100 form available from the website below.

Who to contact

0800 169 0140
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