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How long did your Sure Start Maternity Grant take to come through...?

(33 Posts)
PurpleLostPrincess Sun 22-Jul-07 11:07:46

Hi, I'm just about to send off the forms and wondered how long it will take to come through - anybody had any experience with this?

Cheers in advance

softmusk Sun 22-Jul-07 11:16:29

both of mine only took about a week to ten days

PurpleLostPrincess Sun 22-Jul-07 12:11:07

Cool! Thanks, I was dreading it taking weeks or months!!!

hayley2u Sun 22-Jul-07 16:00:52

mine took a week exactly. really straight forward

PurpleLostPrincess Sun 22-Jul-07 16:02:13

Wow, do you mean it was actually in your bank within a week?!

hayley2u Sun 22-Jul-07 16:08:47

yer i sent it off on the monday and by the next monday it was there.i was suprised i was waiting for the to send a form to sighn but no apparantly its that easy. so get excited you can go shopping soon ha. weh did you put yours in xx

hayley2u Sun 22-Jul-07 16:09:35

sorry you had already said you about to send them silly me x

PurpleLostPrincess Sun 22-Jul-07 16:13:04

LOL! Yes, have posted them today so I guess it will hit their desks in the next day or so, depending on the post etc... It didn't ask me to put evidence of my WFTC in there but I have anyway - hope they send them back!

We're so desperate for money at the mo (long story) so its such a relief to know that we won't be waiting around for this one!

PurpleLostPrincess Fri 03-Aug-07 23:08:26

Should I be worried!? It's been nearly two weeks and I haven't heard anything - not even a letter to say yes or no or to acknowledge my application!?

Have tried looking for a phone number but can't find anything - would this fall under DWP?

JoMa Fri 03-Aug-07 23:09:57

i'd say it's just because of the strikes, you might well find the money goes in before you get the letter!

PurpleLostPrincess Mon 06-Aug-07 13:28:36

Update: Have received my WFTC award letters back (sent them as proof) but nothing in there with them and nothing in the bank yet.

Will let you know when it comes through!

PurpleLostPrincess Mon 06-Aug-07 14:02:43

Further update: Just rang around and got a phone number for the correct office... eventually got through and its due to credit my account on the 8th which is this Wednesday - yay!!!!!!



(just thought I'd post in case anybody else is having delays etc to give them hope - let me know if you need the phone numbers!).

Kimberleychristine Wed 06-Aug-14 12:42:08

Hey could I have the number please as have been waiting weeks and really need this grant to order the pram ��

slong1993 Wed 29-Oct-14 15:25:39

Did you get number

blackwidow74 Wed 29-Oct-14 19:47:37

I didn't think this grant was being given any more

Patrickstarisabadbellend Wed 29-Oct-14 19:48:55

I thought it had been abolished too

Arkkorox Wed 29-Oct-14 22:36:54

I'm about to send my form off for it so I hope not!

bloated1977 Wed 29-Oct-14 23:25:49

Its not being given any more. If you need a grant for a pram how are you going to afford to look after a baby hmm

Wolfiefan Wed 29-Oct-14 23:29:36

Old thread

Lgovey2014 Sun 02-Nov-14 17:37:40

It is still being given. The maternity grant that your only allowed once of £500. I sent mine off a few weeks ago & I received it so don't know where people got that they weren't giving it out no more

Augustwedding Sun 02-Nov-14 17:46:35

It is still running. Called sure start maternity grant.

https://www.gov.uk/sure-start-maternity-grant/overview

Dannidg95 Fri 28-Nov-14 15:54:32

This comment really annoyed me, baby stuff is ridiculously expensive if someone wants the grant for help to buy stuff there is nothing wrong with it, doesn't mean they can't afford the baby, stuck up prune.

lgreene94 Mon 12-Jan-15 20:29:29

I'm just wondering about applying for the grant and I've read mixed messages everywhere. I'm just wondering if you work full time can you still apply for it? And has anybody who works full time experienced receiving this grant please? Thanks

SoonToBeSix Mon 12-Jan-15 20:36:49

Igreene if you get child tax credits above the family rate ( approve £545 a year) them yes you qualify. If it's your first baby.

bexiboo12 Sun 08-Nov-15 11:59:55

Hey guys i sent my form off on the 2nd woundeting whrn i should hear something back

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