Print off and fill in the Sure Start Maternity Grant (SF100) claim form.
There’s a different form and postal address if you live in Northern Ireland.
You can claim from 11 weeks before the week your baby is due. The latest you can claim is 3 months after your baby is born.
If you’re becoming responsible for a child, eg through adoption, you must claim within 3 months of this happening (eg the child being placed with you).
Where to send your form
Take it to your local Jobcentre Plus or post it to:
Wembley Benefit Centre
Mail Handling Site A
For help with the Sure Start Maternity Grant contact:
Sure Start Maternity Grant
Telephone: 0345 603 6967
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You can also contact Jobcentre Plus.
What you need to know
A health professional (eg doctor or midwife) must also sign your claim form.
You’ll get a letter telling you if your claim was successful.
Appeal a decision
You can appeal to the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal if you disagree with a decision. You must usually ask for ‘mandatory reconsideration’ before you appeal.