Family & Health
Pregnant or have a child under four? Check if you can get help with food costs as 189,000 are missing out
If you're pregnant or have a child under the age of four, and you're on a low income, you may be able to get £4.25 a week to spend on food, milk and vitamins by applying for an NHS Healthy Start card.
19 September 2023
School uniform grants – check if you can reduce costs by up to £200 with support from your council
We've searched through council websites to find which offer school uniform grants – check to see if you qualify and what you could get.
29 August 2023
Gov.uk info misleads bereaved parents into thinking they're entitled to £1,000s in support – MSE calls for urgent clarification
Unmarried bereaved parents have been left saddened and confused after claims for financial support were rejected or they got less than they were initially entitled to.
23 August 2023
All London primary age children to get free school meals for a year from September – here's what we know
Every primary age child in London will get free school meals in the 2023/24 academic year, as part of a new scheme introduced by the Mayor of London.
27 July 2023
Warning: 100,000s who took time off work to look after kids could be owed £1,000s in state pension payments – what you need to know
You don't need to do anything for the time being, though you will need to claim your missing state pension payments later this year.
13 July 2023
Parents on Universal Credit will be able to get £100s more in help with childcare costs from 28 June – here's what you need to know
Parents on Universal Credit with high childcare costs will soon be able to claim £100s more in support each month, as the Government is boosting the help available from Wednesday 28 June.
26 June 2023
'We got a £7,500 council tax refund as carers thanks to MSE's tips' – here's how to check if you qualify for money off your bill
A dad is encouraging others to check if they qualify for the 'live-in carer' and/ or 'severe mental impairment' council tax discounts after he and his wife were granted a £7,500 refund and will also save £1,000s off their bill going forward.
6 June 2023
'My daughter got a £10,000 council tax refund after living with multiple sclerosis for years' – here's how to check if you can do the same
The parents of a multiple sclerosis sufferer have claimed a £10,000 council tax refund on their daughter's behalf after watching MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis talking about the little known discount on TV.
25 April 2023
Budget 2023: Childcare support to be boosted for children from nine months and for parents on universal credit – here's what you need to know
The announcements form a package of new measures designed to help parents, revealed by the Chancellor in today's Budget.
22 March 2023
NHS prescription costs in England to rise by 30p to £9.65 an item from April
The cost of prescription 'season tickets', which let you prepay for multiple prescriptions over a set period, is also rising.
10 March 2023
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