Health in Pregnancy Grant
Over 468,000 pregnant mums have received a £190 tax free payment since the Health in Pregnancy grant was launched in April of this year.
The one-off payment is designed to assist pregnant women with financial support to enable them to meet their needs during pregnancy and to make some essential purchases before the baby’s arrival.
The grant can be claimed from the 25th week of pregnancy after receiving health advice from a health professional such as a midwife. The health professional will give the mum to be a claim form which needs to be signed and sent to the relevant address within 31 days of receipt.
Once the claim has been approved, the grant will be paid directly to the claimants nominated bank account.
Note that payment of the grant does not depend on household income and the payment will not affect other benefits or tax credits. The grant is payable per pregnancy not per baby and is administered by HMRC.