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    Incapacity benefit and sure start

    Hi,
    I have a friend who is on incapacity benefit and cant get income support top up.
    She is now pregnant,and apparently unable to claim any of the sure start grants etc.

    Does anyone know of a way around this, she is apparently 40p p/w over the income support threshold .....

    Doesn't seem fair that she should miss out on the grants / milk vouchers / vegetable vouchers etc.....

    Thanks in advance.

    12 Comments

    Banned

    She can claim it when the child is born in the 1st 3 months, if she is that skint she'll get ctc over the threshold.

    I know a couple who have worked it out and at the min they cant afford to have a child, they both work full time and nursery costs or one of then going part time doesnt work out financialy, they have to wait for better jobs etc. just saying, fair country?

    Banned

    Sentiments aside, which I do agree with it's not what he asked is it?

    She will qualify when the baby is born as she will get huge amounts in ctc as she is not working so she will qualify for SSG under that criterea and everything else which is a fact.

    Mod & Ed

    OP, it is not wise to post this sort of question on here, you will get loads of flak from benefit haters etc, try posting on netmums, they have a money matters section, netmums is a really useful resource, and most people on there are very helpful, they even have a health visitor drop in clinic for advice etc and people from CAB are employed by them too.

    tinkerbell28

    Sentiments aside, which I do agree with it's not what he asked is it?She … Sentiments aside, which I do agree with it's not what he asked is it?She will qualify when the baby is born as she will get huge amounts in ctc as she is not working so she will qualify for SSG under that criterea and everything else which is a fact.



    True, but its a bit of a cheak to ask these kinda questions on a site which is here to save people money, not give people money because they cant be assed to get a job and still want 5 kids.

    Banned

    Yes anyhow op she will get it, once the baby is born she will get ctc over the family element as she is not working thus she will qualify. She will just have to wait tis all.

    Mod & Ed

    JohnBall

    True, but its a bit of a cheak to ask these kinda questions on a site … True, but its a bit of a cheak to ask these kinda questions on a site which is here to save people money, not give people money because they cant be assed to get a job and still want 5 kids.




    You don't know the op's friends circumstances, it may well be she is registered disabled, so therefore by saying she cannot have children it would be discriminating, and whether you think it's a cheek or not is not really relevant to the op's question, if you don't like the topic and can't provide a constructive answer, why not stay out of the thread

    Original Poster

    Oh dear..
    While i may agree with some of these comments generally ...
    I myself work and my friend did until she became genuinely too ill to do so...
    The pregnancy was unexpected as due to the illness she was told she'd never be able to have children,and given her age (38) , she wants to take this chance....

    I hate scroungers as much as the next person, but please don't assume that everyone is idle, some people are genuinely ill ,and having paid plenty of tax for years,i would say she is at least as entitled to the benefits as someone who has never worked...

    Thanks to those who actually decided to read and answer the question :-)

    Banned

    This is going to get so nasty I can feel it, op ask for it to be locked, I told you the answer

    OP tinks is right you can claim for the grant once your baby is born x

    supermod

    Thread tidied up -apologies if quotes were removed if they referenced deleted posts.

    The OP is asking for advice, if you haven't got something constructive to contribute can I suggest that you don't post in the thread.

    Any further posts classed as 'trolling' will be dealt with in line with the code of conduct rules (relevant members should note that this does carry infraction points).

    Apologies to OP and thanks to those members offering genuine advice / input.

    Mod & Ed

    sigma

    Thread tidied up -apologies if quotes were removed if they referenced … Thread tidied up -apologies if quotes were removed if they referenced deleted posts.The OP is asking for advice, if you haven't got something constructive to contribute can I suggest that you don't post in the thread.Any further posts classed as 'trolling' will be dealt with in line with the code of conduct rules (relevant members should note that this does carry infraction points).Apologies to OP and thanks to those members offering genuine advice / input.



    Thanks sigma

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