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NHS Healthy Start Scheme - Liverpool

𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗟𝗧𝗛𝗬 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗧 𝗦𝗖𝗛𝗘𝗠𝗘- 𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗱?

𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗟𝗬 𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗘

If you get 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁, you can apply online if:

~you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have at least one child under 4 years old

~your family’s monthly ‘take-home pay’ (also called ‘earned income’) is £408 or less from employment

If you get 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗧𝗮𝘅 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁, you may be eligible for Healthy Start if:

~your family’s annual income is £16,190 or less

~you do not get Working Tax Credit

Most people who get Child Tax Credit can apply online. You can apply online if you’re either:

~more than 10 weeks pregnant and have children under the age of 4

~not pregnant but have children under the age of 4

~If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant and have other children who are all aged 4 or older, you’ll need to apply by email or phone.

𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗟𝗬 𝗕𝗬 𝗣𝗛𝗢𝗡𝗘

You can apply by email or phone if you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant, or have at least one child under 4 years old, and get either:

~Income Support

~Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

~Pension Credit (which includes the child addition)

You can also apply by email or phone if you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant and either:

under 18 years old and not getting any benefits

getting Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

If you get Child Tax Credit, you’ll need to apply by email or phone if you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant and have other children who are all aged 4 or older.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗴𝗲𝘁.

You’ll get money added onto your Healthy Start card every 4 weeks.

You’ll get:

~£4.25 each week of your pregnancy from the 10th week

~£8.50 each week for children from birth to 1 year old

~£4.25 each week for children between 1 and 4 years old

Your money will stop when your child is 4 years old, or if you do not get benefits that make you eligible.

~You can also get free vitamins with your card.

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝘆.

~ Online at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/apply-for-healthy-start/

~Calling 0300 330 7010

~Email healthy.start@nhsbsa.nhs.uk

If you’re not a British citizen but your child is

You might be eligible for Healthy Start depending on your immigration status.

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