What are Healthy Start vouchers?
With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. Find out more about the Healthy Start scheme.
Are you pregnant or have children under the age of four? You could qualify if you're on benefits, or if you're pregnant and under 18. Find out if you qualify for the vouchers.
Coronavirus period changes to the application process
It was a requirement for a registered health professional to sign and validate an application form. However it is now possible to send a completed form without a health worker signature as per the following criteria:
- Nothing else has currently changed in the application process. Applications still need to be completed on paper and then posted to the Healthy Start Issuing Unit. The applicant also needs to sign the form. You can download the application form below.
- New legislation was recently passed that will waive the need for the registered health professional signature as of 6 April 2020. Therefore, if applicants are currently unable to obtain a health worker signature for their application, it can still be submitted with Part B blank and these applications will be held onto until 6 April when they can then be processed.
- From now until 6 April 2020 applicants are advised to include a cover letter with their application form that includes their full name, date, signature and a brief explanation of why Part B is blank. There is a template cover letter below that can be personalised by an applicant.
Completed forms should be returned to:
Healthy Start Issuing Unit,
PO Box 1067,
You can also complete the application form online.
Download the Healthy Start application form and cover letter below.
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