Benefits if you have children

Having a baby is both exciting and costly but there are a number of benefits and entitlements available to give a boost to your family budget.

If you’re pregnant, you can get free prescriptions and NHS dental care with a Maternity Exemption Certificate.

You can also claim more than £1,000 a year if you have one child, and an extra £800 for additional children if you earn less than £50,000. This section details your options if your family has low income or if you’re looking for financial support during or after your pregnancy.

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