View Full Version : Question on maternity pay

31-12-2008, 02:51 PM
Would anyone be able to advise me on how I get maternity pay.I'd heard that I can claim a self employment payment.Is this right? And who do I contact.

01-01-2009, 08:15 PM
Hi, you need to contact jobcentre plus. ( google it, in fact google maternity allowance, I think it's the first result ).
You get 6 m onths at £117.48 a week. I had no problems getting it. If you start minding before the 6 months is up, just tell them and they stop payment.
My advice is sort it out as quick as possible as they're running at a huge backlog, and my first payment was about 5 weeks late ( was a nice big chunk when it came though!)