Maternity Grant Contact Number

0800 169 0140

The Maternity Grant here in the UK was set up in order to help towards financing a child. The grant is usually a one-off payment of £500. To contact the general helpline for the Maternity Grant.

Maternity Grant England Opening Hours

Department Opening Hours
Maternity Grant England Contact Number Monday- Friday, 9am-6pm
Eligibility Helpline Monday- Friday, 9am-6pm
Claims Helpline Monday- Friday, 9am-6pm
Payment Services & Helpline Monday- Friday, 9am-6pm
Complaints  Monday- Friday, 9am-6pm
Maternity Allowance Helpline Monday- Friday, 9am-6pm

Maternity Grant England Contact Number

The Grant from the Maternity Allowance team is usually given to you if you do not qualify for the Statutory Maternity Pay. You can find out if you are eligible for Maternity Allowance by calling the Maternity Allowance Helpline from the table above. The Maternity Grant is usually £500 and is paid in full. For help with your Maternity Grant, or for more information about the grant, call the number above and someone will be able to assist you further.

Eligibility Helpline

You can find out your eligibility for a Maternity Grant by using the eligibility calculator. You’re eligible for a grant if you are employed, self-employed or earning more than £30 a week, yet cannot claim maternity allowance. For help and guidance about your eligibility for a Maternity Grant, call the Eligibility Helpline.

Claims Helpline

To make a claim for the Maternity Grant, you will need to fill in an MA1 form and send it to address printed on it.  You will be asked to prove your income, the baby’s due date, and your SMP1 form if you were refused Maternity Pay from your boss. Once you have made a claim, you will receive your grant within 24 days. For help with your claim, you can call the claims line and ask for assistance from a member of the team.

Payment Services & Helpline

Payments are usually made to your bank, and grants are usually received within 24 days of making a claim. If you have not had a payment, or would like to declare that you have been given the wrong amount, you will need to call the Payment Services. This is a direct line, which means you will not be placed on hold before speaking to an operative.


If you are upset about a decision to refuse you both maternity pay and a grant, you can contest it and make a complaint. To do this, you can call the complaints line.

Maternity Allowance Helpline

You can find out more about Maternity Allowance on the dedicated government website. If you would like some information over the phone, you can call the Maternity Allowance Helpline and a member of the staff will help you further.