Maternity allowance - questions?!

(3 Posts)
CareerGirl01 Thu 07-Mar-13 14:21:43

I claimed this four years back with DD1. I think I got about £120 a month. I've just done the online calculator and it's tell me £130 a week - is this possible. Got all my forms through but there doesn't appear to be anywhere/anything about evidence of my earnings - as I'm SE and get paid electronically by the newspapers and magazines I work for everything is on my bank statements. I'm wondering if there's something I need to include in the form and what I do about the fact that I may not be paid months on end. Anyone know - please!?

MrAnchovy Thu 07-Mar-13 14:36:16

If you pay Class 2 National Insurance (for the qualifying period) you get £135.45pw. That's all there is to it grin

CareerGirl01 Thu 07-Mar-13 14:45:40

Thanks MrAnchovy still - wondering why I didn't get so much last time. I've just been sent an NI bill for my class 2 contributions! Better pay it asap.

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