If you’re pregnant or have a child under 4, the Healthy start scheme can help you buy basic foods like milk or fruit.
If you qualify for the scheme you’ll be sent vouchers you can use in over 30,000 shops in the UK.
You can also get coupons to swap for: pregnancy vitamins, breastfeeding vitamins, vitamins for children aged 6 months to 5 years old.
What you'll get
If you qualify, you’ll get vouchers worth £4.25 each to spend on: cow’s milk, fresh, frozen or tinned fruit and vegetables, infant formula milk, fresh, dried, and tinned pulses. You get 1 voucher a week if: you’re pregnant, you have a child aged between 1 and 4
You get 2 vouchers a week if you have a child under 1, you can also get free vitamin supplements.
You will qualify for the Healthy Start scheme if either: you’re at least 10 weeks pregnant, you have at least 1 child under 4 years old
In addition, you must be receiving any of the following:
- Child Tax Credit (but only if your family’s annual income is £16,190 or less)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Pension Credit
- Universal Credit (but only if your family earns £408 or less per month from employment)
You’ll also be eligible for the Healthy Start scheme if you’re pregnant and under 18, even if you do not receive any benefits.
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