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Financial advice for families


Having a new born baby in special care brings a lot of extra expense, including travel costs, parking, extra child care and missed days at work.

Bliss recognises this dilemma is faced by many parents. Although we are unable to provide financial support, we can signpost you to several other resources. Some help is available to most families even if you are working. It is important to ensure that you are receiving all the assistance and entitlements available to help you through this difficult time.

In this section you will find basic facts about the benefits or assistance families can receive, whether you might be eligible to claim, and where you can find more information.

Most of the important information applies across the UK, but some of it is specific to England. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, entitlements may vary. Although the information in this section is correct at the time of writing, benefits are always subject to change. For the latest information on benefits, go to Direct Gov or visit the Turn 2 Us website where they may be able to help you access further benefits and grants.

Maternity and paternity pay

Child benefit and tax credits

NHS benefits

Help with housing costs and bills

Help with travel costs and bills

Family fund

Financial advice for those on a low income

Help from charities and other groups

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