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Sure Start Maternity Grants

Sure Start Maternity Grants are a one-off payment of £500 for people on certain income-related benefits to help with costs when they have their first child, for example to buy baby equipment. Sure Start Maternity Grants are now available to kinship carers, foster carers and adoptive parents who then have their own first-born child. You must claim the grant within 11 weeks of the baby's due date or within 6 months of the baby's birth.

To find out more please visit the government website.

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