The arrival of a baby can impact on how much money you have coming into the family and how much you need to spend. Think about things such as making the most of your income, adjusting to living on a tighter budget, protecting your family against the unexpected, and building resources for the future.
With the birth of a baby your earnings from work may go down or your benefit entitlement may change. However, you may be entitled to financial help through benefits, tax credits and the government’s Working for Families package which provides extra money to low- and middle-income families. This help can include:
You may be entitled to other government benefits such as accommodation supplements (for more affordable housing for low- and middle-income families), disability allowances, etc.
This information is not a complete guide to government help. We encourage you to check your own situation with the relevant support service.