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having baby? Sure start maternity Grant £500 per child remember to claim yours!

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Hi, I am a mum of 3, i have now told 4 people about this grant that did not know about it, Health visitors & midwives dont usually let you know, however this grant ( as long as you qualify) is for eve… Read More
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Hi, I am a mum of 3, i have now told 4 people about this grant that did not know about it, Health visitors & midwives dont usually let you know, however this grant ( as long as you qualify) is for every baby, to help buy those essentials and ensure baby's have a "sure start" Please dont vote cold just because it is not relevant to you or you already knew, have a thick about someone you know who is expecting that may not know! The grant is £500, and payable from 29 weeks pregnant, until baby is 3 months old. So even if you dont recieve the required benefit, you may when you are not working after baby comes along (like me the first time) Take a look at the website, money tax & benefits section
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#1
Waste of taxpayers money - throwing money at low income families does not improve the quality of children's lives.
#2
this isn't a deal just infomation should it be in misc?
#3
Have passed info on to my friend who is due in June. Many thanks
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[email protected]
Waste of taxpayers money - throwing money at low income families does not improve the quality of children's lives.


I believe this works on a tax back from working yourself basis, which is why the inland revenue pay it out, and is from the social fund. i once read that every qualifying parent is entitled to this grant, but many dont know about it, so there is a lot of unclaimed money.
banned#5
because me and my wife work and do not get dole, we could not get it.
#6
toecaps
because me and my wife work and do not get dole, we could not get it.


we claim child tax credit, my hubby works, it depends on the level of child tax credit i believe.
#7
emmajo
Have passed info on to my friend who is due in June. Many thanks


Thank you:)
#8
dmissy13
this isn't a deal just infomation should it be in misc?


I just thought more people would see it here............:roll:
#9
Yup then more governments money can be given away :)
#10
To qualify you or your partner must be receiving income based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Support, Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit at a rate higher than the family element, or Working Tax Credit where a disabled worker is included in the assessment.

http://direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Moneyandworkentitlements/YourMoney/DG_4003046
#11
Just filled in my forms today!! You're right that not many people know about this. Partner works but i am entitled to it as i have a disabled child already. Voted hot. Thanks.
#12
rachs160971
Just filled in my forms today!! You're right that not many people know about this. Partner works but i am entitled to it as i have a disabled child already. Voted hot. Thanks.


Thank you, this money comes in very usefull, i used it to but a tandem so we could get about!
hope all goes well, Karen
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[email protected]
Waste of taxpayers money - throwing money at low income families does not improve the quality of children's lives.

did you get out of the wrong side of the bed?? What ever money the government are giving away whether it be tax payers or other it is better off in familys pockets than theres
I am a tax payer and I certainly dont mind this if it can improve lives even if its slightly. I gather you are a tax payer do you have children??
#14
I was'nt entitled...gutted!
#15
Nice bit of info for those who can claim it... but as usual for those of us who work no good....
#16
I wasn't entitled either,
#17
callan/eva
I wasn't entitled either,


Me too :cry:
#18
kim44
did you get out of the wrong side of the bed?? What ever money the government are giving away whether it be tax payers or other it is better off in familys pockets than theres
I am a tax payer and I certainly dont mind this if it can improve lives even if its slightly. I gather you are a tax payer do you have children??


Nope. I'm fine. I am a taxpayer and I don't have children. I don't like the attitude that people are owed money because somewhere in government someone has decided that it's a good idea. Karen didn't need this money but she was given it and spent it on a personal luxury (a tandem)

karen3boysxxx
Thank you, this money comes in very usefull, i used it to but a tandem so we could get about!
hope all goes well, Karen


Why is spending other people's money on a bike acceptable? Why is it any better than spending it on other luxuries? An XBOX 360? Why not get two? It's the attitude that I don't like and it's a negative thing for society both economically and overall.

In my opinion benefits should be paid in the form of a 'debit card' and only clear for payments for non-luxury items... no alcohol, no tobacco products and no junk food. Not cash lump sums to 'give children a headstart' - that's effectively spending my money on other people's Friday night out...

/rant
#19
laltufan
Nice bit of info for those who can claim it... but as usual for those of us who work no good....


actually it does not matter if you work or not,my partner works full time and i work part time and we were still eligible.some of us are at not as fortunate as others to have high incomes it does not mean that we should not benefit:p
#20
more money for the scroungers.

As a working man with a working girlfriend with a mortgage and no handouts this kind of thing makes us mad.

We could sit at home on our butts but we have some pride and go out to work for a living to PAY for what we have.

If my opinion upsets anyone then tough.

If you can't afford kids don't have them. :x

Ps we are not on high income's and we do not have rich parents. we are working class.
#21
[email protected]
Nope. I'm fine. I am a taxpayer and I don't have children. I don't like the attitude that people are owed money because somewhere in government someone has decided that it's a good idea. Karen didn't need this money but she was given it and spent it on a personal luxury (a tandem)



Why is spending other people's money on a bike acceptable? Why is it any better than spending it on other luxuries? An XBOX 360? Why not get two? It's the attitude that I don't like and it's a negative thing for society both economically and overall.

In my opinion benefits should be paid in the form of a 'debit card' and only clear for payments for non-luxury items... no alcohol, no tobacco products and no junk food. Not cash lump sums to 'give children a headstart' - that's effectively spending my money on other people's Friday night out...

/rant
#22
markvirgo

If you can't afford kids don't have them. :x


My sentiments exactly. Why does the government offer more money where it clearly isn't essential. This isn't to 'bring children out of poverty' or improve their 'start in life'. It's hardworking people's money that can be spent exactly where people who have proven themselves to be irresposible (by having children they apparently can't afford to support themselves) want to spend it...

My money, down the pub (where, strangely, I can't afford to go... )
#23
a tandem is not abike it is a pushchair for the child
#24
[email protected]
My sentiments exactly. Why does the government offer more money where it clearly isn't essential. This isn't to 'bring children out of poverty' or improve their 'start in life'. It's hardworking people's money that can be spent exactly where people who have proven themselves to be irresposible (by having children they apparently can't afford to support themselves) want to spend it...

My money, down the pub (where, strangely, I can't afford to go... )


might as well take all you can get.if someone was handing you free money im sure you would not want any:thumbsup:

also what makes you think all low income families go down the pub we are in the pub maybe twice a year.we also go on holiday every year and my kids all three of them that you are paying for do gymnastics,cheerleading,swimming ,dancing etc ,we work hard and the kids are well looked after and if that means taking everything thats going then so be it
#25
angie1210_1
a tandem is not abike it is a pushchair for the child


LOL - don't have kids! Seriously though - it's another random hand-out and it's at the cost of people that can't afford it - like me.
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angie1210_1
might as well take all you can get.if someone was handing you free money im sure you would not want any:thumbsup:

also what makes you think all low income families go down the pub we are in the pub maybe twice a year.we also go on holiday every year and my kids all three of them that you are paying for do gymnastics,cheerleading,swimming ,dancing etc ,we work hard and the kids are well looked after and if that means taking everything thats going then so be it


I don't think all low income families are down the pub all the time but I can see that my local pubs are full enough during the day and they're not working there! A lot of low income families do an amazing job and make the difference, improve their skillset to get better jobs, raise successful children that go on to high earning jobs and pay back in taxes what their parents cost society when they were younger. A lot do. I don't think £500 makes that difference - that difference is already in the mind of the parents to change something. You need to change attitudes and giving people more cash does not motivate them.

If you got £20 a week pocket money would you get up at 7am to do a paper round for £5 a week?
#27
[email protected]
I don't think all low income families are down the pub all the time but I can see that my local pubs are full enough during the day and they're not working there! A lot of low income families do an amazing job and make the difference, improve their skillset to get better jobs, raise successful children that go on to high earning jobs and pay back in taxes what their parents cost society when they were younger. A lot do. I don't think £500 makes that difference - that difference is already in the mind of the parents to change something. You need to change attitudes and giving people more cash does not motivate them.

If you got £20 a week pocket money would you get up at 7am to do a paper round for £5 a week?


I see what you are saying and it does apply to a lot of families but you cant tar everyone with the same brush .AND IT IS A LONG TIME SINCE YOU DID A PAPER ROUND!!!! my son does and gets £17 a week for it :-D
#28
Lets be sincere the government have been throwing money at people on low income, tax credit, benefit and what have you, and the government is still devicing new ways of giving out money to these category of people even though most of these people are not making the least effort to better their own lot, What about us other working class who cannot claim child benefit of tax credit cause of a particular income band. Look at the shannon whatever her last name's mum was jobless living in a council flat and fleecing us tax payers. Am not saying government should not take care of citizens but a closer look should be taken to see if throwing money on benefit claiming category of people is really having the desired effect.
I stand corrected.
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saayinla
a closer look should be taken to see if throwing money on benefit claiming category of people is really having the desired effect.


That's what my idea to only allow certain purchases with benefit money covers. You need to correct laziness in the mind. I have lazy friends and I have hard working friends. My lazy friends seem to be given new ways to be lazier and my hard working friends can barely afford to live...

Something isn't right...

angie1210_1
I see what you are saying and it does apply to a lot of families but you cant tar everyone with the same brush .AND IT IS A LONG TIME SINCE YOU DID A PAPER ROUND!!!! my son does and gets £17 a week for it :-D


I'm glad you can see my point and I'd like to mention that you're clearly doing something right if you've raised a child with a decent work ethic...
£17 a week though? Damn. Kid's got a larger disposable income than me! I actually got £6.50 with the Sunday round but my back hasn't been the same since!

I am far from tarring everyone with the same brush - I wouldn't refuse people money that they needed (providing it isn't going to Wetherspoon or Ladbrokes) but money isn't solving the problems in deprived areas... The safety net of endless money needs to be removed and jobseekers need to be seeking jobs! Education needs to be motivating people to work and making it less desirable to reproduce. There are simple bans that would strengthen communities... banning drinking during the day with children for example and banning the use of betting shops to people registered in receipt of benefits... We have the technology but it doesn't happen. Children are being let down by their parents not lack of funds being thrown at them...
#30
[email protected]
Waste of taxpayers money - throwing money at low income families does not improve the quality of children's lives.


Aye! I'll ditto that!

It is taxpayers money, it comes from the government whos money comes from the people through taxes......

The people that qualify for this are most likely not to spend it on there baby anyway! even if some did, I dont see how it helps the baby at all.... if it gets spoilt its not a good thing
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[email protected]
That's what my idea to only allow certain purchases with benefit money covers. You need to correct laziness in the mind. I have lazy friends and I have hard working friends. My lazy friends seem to be given new ways to be lazier and my hard working friends can barely afford to live...

Something isn't right...


I'll blimin ditto that too!!!!
#32
I haven't read all the comments but im getting the gist of what people think. I got the grant and it was intended to be spent on equipment etc which mine was. I am currently on maternity leave but will be returning to work in september part time as the rest of the time is spent looking after children and household so i wouldn't class that as lazy and my husband works upto 60 hrs a week, i wouldn't class that as lazy either.

I think it is great that this has been posted as i only found out it was available on my 3rd child not the 1st or
2nd.
#33
the government has got the right idea but its the folk that are abusing it after all they just helping
#34
miffy121
I haven't read all the comments but im getting the gist of what people think. I got the grant and it was intended to be spent on equipment etc which mine was. I am currently on maternity leave but will be returning to work in september part time as the rest of the time is spent looking after children and household so i wouldn't class that as lazy and my husband works upto 60 hrs a week, i wouldn't class that as lazy either.

I think it is great that this has been posted as i only found out it was available on my 3rd child not the 1st or
2nd.


Hi Miffy, Thank you for your post. My friend from playgroup missed out twice too, she was thrilled when i told her about a month before her due date, it meant alot to her to be able to buy some new things for her baby.
Im sorry that some peole are so infuriated by this post, however im pleased if i even help one person! Im sure if they had a pregnant sister/ friend that was entitled they would think differently.
Thank you
#35
im fed up with all these people that sit on there bums doing nothing, fair enough if you are a single mum, coz it is hard to make ends meet, but for the rest of you, GET A JOB! , my partner works dame hard and so do i looking after my daughter, we don't have to pennys to rub together and live in a hostel, and play everything by the books, but people like us don't get help, i vote that people who arn't prepared to help them selves shouldn't get help, simple as.
#36
charlie2
im fed up with all these people that sit on there bums doing nothing, fair enough if you are a single mum, coz it is hard to make ends meet, but for the rest of you, GET A JOB! , my partner works dame hard and so do i looking after my daughter, we don't have to pennys to rub together and live in a hostel, and play everything by the books, but people like us don't get help, i vote that people who arn't prepared to help them selves shouldn't get help, simple as.

it is true for a percentage of people and your never going to please everyone over this. EVERYONES SITUATION IS DIFFERENT
#37
charlie2
im fed up with all these people that sit on there bums doing nothing, fair enough if you are a single mum, coz it is hard to make ends meet, but for the rest of you, GET A JOB! , my partner works dame hard and so do i looking after my daughter, we don't have to pennys to rub together and live in a hostel, and play everything by the books, but people like us don't get help, i vote that people who arn't prepared to help them selves shouldn't get help, simple as.


I would like to agree with Miffy here, everyone circumstances are different. If i got a job, for example, we would be worse off!, by the time we paid for childcare, the government take away tax credits, etc, why on earth would i choose to go to work, and pay someone else to look after my children?, it would be madness. I guess thats just how this government is, works better for some, worse for others.
#38
i think we should be like the french - if you dont pay into the system you cant have anything out of it - as ive said before i work for the council and i see people come in collecting benefit payments and have no intention of getting a job. After all why should they get a job and get up before daytime tv and do work when us tax paying mugs enable them to sit on their backsides all day doing nothing.
#39
karen3boysxxx
I would like to agree with Miffy here, everyone circumstances are different. If i got a job, for example, we would be worse off!, by the time we paid for childcare, the government take away tax credits, etc, why on earth would i choose to go to work, and pay someone else to look after my children?, it would be madness. I guess thats just how this government is, works better for some, worse for others.


No one is arguing that everyone's situation is the same! No one is saying that we should take money away from people that find themselves in situations that they can't get out off... Do you think we're all heartless, horrible people trying to make life difficult for those less fortunate? No? Then listen.

I work hard. My partner works hard. We take home barely enough to pay for a house and our bills but we are forced to pay for other people's houses and bills - whether or not they choose to work. Karen, you acknowledge that the system we are paying for is wrong - you would find yourself worse off taking a low paid job (taking a well paid job would, of course, give you more money!) I suppose my argument would run something like this - 1) why do you have children if you and your partner couldn't afford them and 2) why are you not better skilled to get a job that it 'was worth your while taking'? I would also like to point out that taking a low paid job (as I am many others have had to do) leads to a better paid job and I would do this as a matter of pride...

To answer an earlier question, no, I would not take any 'free money' offered to me. Why would I want to make my country worse?

I'm also not suggesting that you are making decisions for the government - just that the structures in place to help people end up being a disability because some people use them as an excuse. I have had to take poorly paid work to make my life better, now I am a skilled employee and I'm not about to rest on my laurels - I become more skilled to offer future generations more opportunities -- not how to claim £500 because I found myself in a situation I hadn't planned for.
#40
charlie2
im fed up with all these people that sit on there bums doing nothing, fair enough if you are a single mum, coz it is hard to make ends meet, but for the rest of you, GET A JOB! , my partner works dame hard and so do i looking after my daughter, we don't have to pennys to rub together and live in a hostel, and play everything by the books, but people like us don't get help, i vote that people who arn't prepared to help them selves shouldn't get help, simple as.


if your partner wprks and you dont have much money then you would be entitled to it.i dont know where evryone is getting that you only get this payment if you dont work.MY HUSBAND AND I BOTH WORK BUT IT DEPENDS ON YOUR INCOME!!!!!!:?

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