Child and Family Benefits
You may be eligible for help with getting maternity pay, help with childcare and free school meals.
The benefits available include:
- Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
- Maternity Allowance
- Universal Credit
- Child Benefit
- Healthy Start Vouchers
- Employer support with childcare costs
- Free nursery education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds
- Parents returning to work
- Help for carers
You could also get a one-off payment to help towards the immediate costs of having a child. This is known as a Sure Start Maternity Grant.