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Does anyone know what the criteria is for recieving the maternity grant?

(6 Posts)
Nbg Fri 21-Sep-07 16:47:57

A friend suggested that I should try and apply for it.
It would be very very useful as we are really struggling atm but I have a feeling it goes on earnings.

Is that right?

nutcracker Fri 21-Sep-07 16:50:30

I think you mean this, in which case yep you have to be on low income.

Nbg Fri 21-Sep-07 17:01:45

Thanks nutty.

I'm certianly faced with costs that we're unable to meet grin

I'm not entitled to anything at all.

nutcracker Fri 21-Sep-07 17:03:23

sad bummer

Nbg Fri 21-Sep-07 17:10:17

sob sob and effing mortgage!

chubley Thu 04-Oct-07 21:37:40

Sorry this is late. I got the Surestart maternity grant with baby no 3 as we get child tax credit at a higher rate than the family element (which is 545 per year I believe). This was because I took a career break after having baby no 2 and only my dH was earning.

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