Sure Start Maternity Grants for Refugees having first child in UK- guidance

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

On 16/03/2020, the Upper Tribunal decided that a refugee having their first child in the UK was entitled to a sure start maternity grant despite having another child aged under 16 in their household who was born before the refugee fled to the UK.

The judgment is SK and LL v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
[2020] UKUT 145 (AAC)and is available here:

Please release any guidance issued to those administering or deciding claims for sure start maternity grants on applying the judgment in this case.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Williams

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Dear Martin Williams,

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Note that the DWP have now published their guidance on this decision -

At the time I made the FOI they had not written it but they now have.