Sure Start Maternity Grant - Check out if you qualify

Discussion in 'Pregnancy Without The Pounds' started by Purple Hugs, 8 December 2009.

  1. Purple Hugs

    Purple Hugs Loves weight.. training!

  2. MrsDannyDyer

    MrsDannyDyer Well-Known Member

    I applied for this over 2 weeks ago and was told the money would be in the bank 2 weeks after they received it. which is great cause i need to pay off the poram/carseat and get a cot with it and it was just enough.

    anyway i called this morning and they said they hadnt received it :( and are now saying wembly deal with it. and this changed as of 2nd dec. so they have either lost my application or its sitting in a backlog cause the whole of the uk is now sent there.

    so it looks like i might have the baby b4 i get that. so im worried sick about this as i wont have a cot or car seat.

    anyway ive also been told when u have a baby u get a higher rate of child tax credit regardless of circu,stances, so everyone should be entitled to after baby arrives but they dont tell u that.....
  3. shelbell

    shelbell Trainee Human On Board

    The info on the tax credits is in the bounty pack you get while in hospital, along with the child benefit forms.
  4. Purple Hugs

    Purple Hugs Loves weight.. training!

    Mrs DD I'm so sorry to hear that.. is there anyway you can get them to check for it or re-apply as a priority?
    Carseat - is really all you need at first to get home with - pram etc you can wait for although I know it's not as easy. If you were close I could lend you a buggy type from newborn.
    Have a nosey on Ebay too as you get some real bargains on there - I got my cot for £40 and it's a mamas and papas with changing topper.

    Shell - I haven't had a single bounty pack nor will I get one! hospital don't do them at scans.. MW's don't do them.. can't get a voucher from Bounty despite registering.. i've given up.
  5. MrsDannyDyer

    MrsDannyDyer Well-Known Member

    she said she would send another app form out in the post. but depending on when i get it and see a mw to get it sent away again. but they close for 2 weeks over xmas n new year so doubt they will get it in time now. and i doubt they will do it as a priority since there sending the whole of d uk to the one place. i was hearing theres a 8-16 week delay on the hip being paid out too!!!!

    its just my luck, cant wiat to see the end of this year
  6. Purple Hugs

    Purple Hugs Loves weight.. training!

    oh thats a nightmare - mat allowance were much more organised and surprised me in honesty.
    Really hope they pull things together.. try ringing again on monday.. keep bugging them you never know! ((hugs))

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