What you'll get
A Sure Start Maternity Grant is £500 and you do not have to pay it back.
You may not get a grant if you already have children.
If you already have children under 16
You can only get a grant if either:
- you’re expecting a multiple birth (such as twins)
- the child you’re caring for is someone else’s
|Children under 16||Grant if you have twins||Grant if you have triplets|
|You have 1 or more (and none of them are from multiple births)||£500||£1,000|
|You’ve already had twins||£0||£500|
|You’ve already had triplets||£0||£0|
How you’re paid
All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into your bank, building society or credit union account.