Health in Pregnancy Grant

    Who is it for?
    All women giving birth on or after 6 April 2009. Payable from 25th week of pregnancy.

    Who pays it?
    Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
    Newcastle-upon-Tyne
    NE88 1AA

    Which leaflet? And how is it claimed?
    Click here to be taken to the DirectGov site for information.

    What are the age limits?
    None – parents aged under 16 can claim without having an N.I. number

    National Insurance based?
    No.

    Means tested?
    No.

    How long does it last?
    One-off payment

    What is effect on other benefits?
    Disregraded

    Is it taxable?
    No.

    Increases for dependants?
    No.

    Payable if in EU or other?
    Check with Overseas Benefits Directorate Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE98 1YX. Tel: 0191 213 5000.

    Points to watch
    The claim must include a certificate signed by a health professional confirming that advice has been given to the claimant on matters relating to her maternal health; Claim must be made within 31 days of the certificate being signed.

    You can view details of benefit amounts on the Community Care Inform website

    The A-Z of Benefits 2009 was compiled by Gary Vaux and Community Care Inform

     

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