By calling the maternity allowance contact number on 0844 850 8762, the customer care team may be able to let you know how much money you are going to receive. The amount of money that you are going to be receiving is normally based on a number of factors that they look at. In case you are found to be eligible for the maternity allowance, you are also going to receive a national insurance credit and the amount of money that you are going to get is not going to be taxed.
It is advisable that you take your time to call the maternity allowance contact number so that you can ask them about you eligibility in getting this benefit. However, you should keep in mind that any financial benefit you may be getting may affect other benefits that you may want to get. On the other side, it is not going to make any difference on your tax credits but it may, however, end up affecting the reduction that you are going to get in the council tax. It is also going to affect the amount of money that the government is going to offer you in job seeker’s allowance, housing benefits, income support and career’s allowance.
Another important thing to note is that the amount of money that you are going to receive is going to be sent directly to the account that you are going to provide. These payments may either be made to your building society or your bank account. The payments may be made after every four weeks or they may be made fortnightly.
An important thing to note is that even if in the unfortunate event that you lose your baby, you may still be able to get the maternity allowance. You may also get the allowance if your baby is stillborn and has reached the 24 weeks.
How you can make a claim
The most effective and efficient ways for you to make a claim is by calling the maternity allowance agency. When you are calling the customer care team, it is advisable for you to make sure that you have the proof of your income or salary with you just in case they ask you a question that you may need to get from you pay slip. You may need to have important documents like your latest pay slips and your P 60 end of year certificate.
You may also need to provide proof of the date in which you are due which should include an MATB1 form or a letter from your midwife. You can make use of an SMP1 form in the event that you have been denied statutory maternity pay by your employer for various reasons. It may take a period of 14 working days for you to get a feedback in regards to your claim.