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Can you claim MA if you quit your job?

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MC76 Tue 09-Nov-10 12:03:00

Hi all, as it says, if you are pregnant and finding your job hard work can you quit and still claim maternity allowance?

I worked during a first pregnancy and am returning to the same employer but knowing how the long hours affected my first pregnancy if I fell pregnant a second time whilst there (I am returning), I am not sure I'd be able to stick it out again!

Thanks xx

darleneconnor Tue 09-Nov-10 12:18:38

The short answer is yes.

The long answer is why?

Why are you claiming MA instead of SMP?
Have you asked for reduced hours?
Did your employer do a pregnancy assessment on your working environment?
Need more deatails!

sonotboden Wed 10-Nov-10 12:17:06

dont stick it out

if the pregnancy makes the job too difficult, get a sympathetic doc to sign you off. 4 weeks before due date start claiming maternity pay.

if the alternative is to resign, you'd be mad not to.

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