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Healthy Start Scheme

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 181094, tabled on 14 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's timeframe is for introducing digital cards to replace paper Healthy Start Vouchers.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

28 April 2021

The NHS Business Services Authority are leading the work to digitise the Healthy Start scheme on behalf of the Department, to facilitate families to apply for, receive and use Healthy Start benefits. The NHS Business Services Authority will provide all new users applying to the digital scheme and all existing users every opportunity to transition to pre-paid cards by 31 October 2021.

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