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Our online benefit claim and calculator will not be available between 7.00pm on Friday 21 January and 9.00pm on Saturday 22 January due to maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Apply for Healthy Start


With Healthy Start, you get free prepaid card that is topped up each week to spend on milk, fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried, and tinned pulses, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.

Find out if you qualify

You qualify for Healthy Start vouchers if you're at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old and you or your family get certain benefits - see Healthy Start: do I qualify?.

You will also qualify if you are under 18 and pregnant.

What you can get

  • £4.25 each week of your pregnancy from the 10th week
  • £8.50 each week for children from birth to 1 year
  • £4.25 each week for children between 1 and 4 years
  • vitamin coupons

Find out more at Healthy Start: what do I get?

How to apply

Find out how to apply at Healthy Start: how to apply.