This change was brought in some time ago now but I was speaking with a friend who is having her 3rd baby soon and as she is on benefits she had recieved the Sur Start maternity grant with her last two babies.
She also had a moan how this £500 would of made a great difference to this baby too as she was short of money, but as this is not her first baby she is no longer entitled to it.
Changes in the rules for Sure Start Maternity Grant
The rules for Sure Start Maternity Grant have changed for babies that are:
- due on or after 11 April 2011
- born on or after 11 April 2011
- adopted or in similar arrangements on or after 11 April 2011
The rules for your new baby and any other babies born at the same time
You can only get a Sure Start Maternity Grant if there are no other children under 16 years in your family.
The rules for your dependent child’s new baby and any other babies born at the same time
You can only get a Sure Start Maternity Grant if your dependant is under 20 years and has no other children.
Do you agree with this change?
Has this change effected you?
I would love to hear your views…