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dmkirk89
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Apr 21st, 2013, 10:03 AM   #1
 
I will be claiming maternity allowance as I'm not working at the min I'm a student but I did work up until December, been trying to get my head round this ma, I have the form and it says you can claim from 26 weeks but online it says 27? I'm not sure when you can actually receive it though? Can't find the info, I'd like to receive it as soon as pos really

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Apr 21st, 2013, 10:11 AM   #2
 
I claimed mine from 30 weeks so i am not sure, i recieved my first payment around 33 weeks, but i didnt send the paperwork until about 28 weeks and it takes a while for them to deal with your claim i guess. The sooner you apply, the sooner you will get it!
 
 

 
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Apr 21st, 2013, 10:46 AM   #3
 
eeeek im not sure, il be claiming this too as i work but dont earn enough to pay national insurance. Im still wairting for the form from the job centre as theyre the ones who apparently deal with it? im 29 weeks this week but il start claiming it from mid june as this is when i start my maternity leave from work. id ring them and see what they say xxx
 
 
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Apr 21st, 2013, 11:23 AM   #4
 
Im claiming this too im self employed but have ni excemption as im a small business. I sent all my forms off was told i will get 27 a wk!!! I finished work on 25th march still waiting for mine to come through x
 
 

 
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 09:59 AM   #5
 
27 a week? Thats not going to help a great deal is it?? I to am self employed and for this exact reason I have been paying voluntary national insurance class 2 (I think) since april last year because I thought you needed to to be eligable?. Its only about two pounds a month (or week, again I forget because I never notice it going)
As far as im aware it should be around 135 a week or 90% of your weekly wage, whichever is lower?

Or ive got it completely wrong...
 
 

 
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 10:01 AM   #6
 
Mine is 136 a week, which is the standard amount i think.
 
 

 
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 10:16 AM   #7
 
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27 a week? Thats not going to help a great deal is it?? I to am self employed and for this exact reason I have been paying voluntary national insurance class 2 (I think) since april last year because I thought you needed to to be eligable?. Its only about two pounds a month (or week, again I forget because I never notice it going)
As far as im aware it should be around 135 a week or 90% of your weekly wage, whichever is lower?

Or ive got it completely wrong...
Yep 27 a week and because they are giving me this they have reduced my hubbys job seekers by that amount so technicaly we are getting now extra at all. I bloody livid i work hard at building a business all ve it small and what do i get in return bugger all its a joke. Sorry for rant feeling very touchy todsy x
 
 

 
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 10:21 AM   #8
 
my god 27 quid a week that isnt going to do alot for me! yeah i heard that to which ever is the lowest, if you dont qualify for maternity allowance you can claim ESA cant you, my cousin claimed this but im not sure how much she got, im just worried because i had a job were i paid full tax and insurance then left and had a month out of work as i started my current course then got a part time job were i didnt pay national insurance or tax as i was only getting about 90 pound a week x
 
 

 
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 10:36 AM   #9
 
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27 a week? Thats not going to help a great deal is it?? I to am self employed and for this exact reason I have been paying voluntary national insurance class 2 (I think) since april last year because I thought you needed to to be eligable?. Its only about two pounds a month (or week, again I forget because I never notice it going)
As far as im aware it should be around 135 a week or 90% of your weekly wage, whichever is lower?

Or ive got it completely wrong...
Your thinking of statutory maternity pay Pippa, maternity allowance is different.
 
 

 
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 10:51 AM   #10
 
Hey hun, my daughter was born 1st December and I've been getting MA from start of September 2012 up until start of June 2013 and getting paid 135.45 a week. You can decide when it starts so you can ask for it to start when baby is born so you have it longer when the baby is here or before hand and can have it backdated to a date before you claimed as long as it is after the 11th week before your baby is due, think that's the earliest they will pay it from. It's paid for 39 weeks xx
 
 

 
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Apr 22nd, 2013, 20:35 PM   #11
 
I'm dreading it, il only be getting 74 a week but it's better than nothing, I've been saving my wages every month to help when I'm off x
 
 
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