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Over £6,100 per week of NHS Healthy Start vouchers are unclaimed in Nottingham city – are you one of them?

Many people in Nottingham who are pregnant or have a child under four are missing out on ‘Healthy Start’ grocery vouchers to buy things like milk, fruit and vegetables.

Only 70% of people who should be getting them in Nottingham, are claiming them – and it’s worth £4.25 a week if your child is over one, or £8.50 a week if they’re under 1.

That means at least £6,183.75 worth of vouchers are going unclaimed in our area each week.

You can get them if you receive:

  • Child Tax Credit (only if your family’s annual income is £16,190 or less)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit (which includes the child addition)
  • Universal Credit (only if your family’s take-home pay is £408 or less per month from employment)

Apply now – https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/how-to-apply/

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