Best Start Payments & foods – Did you know?

  • Did you know dependent on your child’s age you may be eligible for Best Start Grants? This could be for up to 3 cash payments.
  • Did you know you may be eligible even if you are working as long as you are the main carer for the child and receive a qualifying benefit?
  • Did you know you can apply for a Best Start Food card when you’re pregnant or at any time until your child turns 3 years old?

Did you know you if you qualify for Best Start Foods you receive?

  • £17 every 4 weeks during pregnancy
  • £34 every 4 weeks from your child being born up until they are 1 years old
  • £17 every 4 weeks when they are aged between 1 and 3 years old

Did you know you can use your Best Start Food card to buy the following?

  • plain cow's milk
  • first infant formula
  • fresh, frozen or tinned fruit or vegetables
  • fresh or dried pulses like lentils, beans, peas and barley
  • fresh eggs

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