Children and family benefits
Child Tax Credit
Whether you are working or not, families with incomes of up to £58,000 a year (or £66,000 a year if there is at least one child who is less than a year old) could be eligible for Child Tax Credit.
Working Tax Credit
Working Tax Credit is an in-work tax credit for families with low incomes and includes an element to support the costs of registered or approved childcare.
Can you get help with childcare costs?
Look through all the help on offer and various support options that may be available to you.
Care to Learn grant
Care to Learn gives up to £160 per week to teenage parents who want to continue their education and need help with the cost of their childcare.
Request an application pack from the Care to Learn helpline:
- Freephone: 0800 121 8989
- Care to Learn - Gov.uk website
Healthy Start vouchers
You can spend Healthy Start vouchers on a range of healthy grocery items.
A weekly payment for new mums, paid by your employer (if you have worked for at least 26 weeks).
For more information and help contact the Family Information Service.
- Maternity Pay and Leave - Gov.uk website
Sure Start Maternity Grant
A Sure Start Maternity Grant helps to pay for the immediate needs of a new baby if your income is low.
Find out about eligibility and apply on the Directgov website:
- Sure Start Maternity Grant - Gov.uk website