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Support for new families

Here we cover benefits and support that may be available to you.

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When a new family member is on the way - through birth, adoption, surrogacy or fostering - there’s lots of financial help available, both before and after their arrival, to make life a little easier. 

Often new parents don’t claim many of the benefits they’re entitled to, because they don’t know about them. So, it’s worth finding out as much as you can. 

This is an overview of the benefits you could be entitled to. To get advice that’s tailored to you, it’s a good idea to speak to your employer.

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