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The benefit referred to as Maternity Allowance is often paid to someone who does not qualify for statutory maternity pay.The fee you get will always rely on your eligibility. One may claim this type of allowance by the time you are on the family way for about twenty-six weeks. The payment will begin eleven weeks before the due date of your pregnancy.

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Do you need assistance in this allowance? You can have all the questions in your mind answered by simply calling them.

Benefits You Will Get

The total benefit amount you can get will always rely on your eligibility.

You may either obtain almost one hundred forty pounds a week or equivalent to ninety percent of your average weekly earnings for up to thirty nine weeks or twenty seven a week or twenty seven pounds a week for up to fourteen weeks. This is often paid every two to four weeks.

Each and every allowances, benefits, and pensions you will get will be paid into one account, preferrably a bank account. This kind of allowance will never impact your tax credits however, it will have an impact on how much you will get in terms of income support, housing benefit, bereavement benefits, and council tax reductions.

There is however a limit to the amount of benefit that people sixteen to sixty-four years of age can obtain. There are some other individual benefits that shall remain unaffected, however it can have a bearing on the overall benefit that you will receive.

Eligibility

 

Maternity Allowances For Thirty-Nine (39) Weeks

One may be able to get this kind of allowance for thirty-nine weeks if they meet one of the following like if you are employed, however you are unable to get Statutory Maternity Pay, you are currently self-employed, and you pay a Class 2 National Insurance even if it is voluntary national insurance for at least thirteen of the sixty-six weeks from when your pregnancy is due, the amount of your allowance will rely on how much Class 2 National Insurance you have pair or when you have recently ceased working.

For the next sixty-six weeks prior your baby is due, you have to –

1. Be employed or self-employed for twenty six weeks.
2. Earning as much as thirty pounds £30 a week for the thirteen week period.

One may still qualify, even if they have not too long ago ceased from working. Regardless if you had various works or times that you are unemployed.

Maternity Allowance For Fourteen (14) weeks

Women can get this allowance for fourteen (14) weeks if given that for at least twenty-six weeks before the due date of pregnancy:

1. One is married or at least in a civil partnership.
2. One is not employed.
3. One takes part in the business of a self-employed spouse or partner.
4. Work you perform is for the business and uncompensated for.
5. The spouse or partner is registered as self-employed that’s paying a Class 2 National Insurance with HM Revenue and Customs or HMRC.
6. The spouse or partner is a self-employed individual.
7. One must not be eligible for statutory maternity pay or any higher equivalent for it and your pregnancy is due on July 27, 2014.

If you lose the baby

You may still qualify if the baby is either still born from the start of the 24th week of pregnancy or born alive at any point during the pregnancy.

Supporting your claim

You can claim the allowance once you’ve been pregnant for 26 weeks. Payments can start 11 weeks before your baby is due.

You need to provide proof of your income, such as original pay slips, Certificate of Small Earnings Exemption (if applicable for the 2014 to 2015 tax year), proof of, the baby’s due date, just like a letter from the doctor or midwife, or your MATB1 certificate and your SMP1 form – only if you were refused Statutory Maternity Pay by your employer.

You may need to give more information about your partner’s self-employed business and what you do if you’re applying for MA for 14 weeks.