Sure Start Maternity Grant - Check out if you qualify

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  1. Purple Hugs

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  3. MrsDannyDyer

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