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FREELANCE - ANY ENTITLEMENTS?

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tyaca Thu 20-Sep-07 20:20:07

hi,

I've been freelance and paying tax/ ni as a freelancer for four years. just had to become a limited company (but crazy 'cause hoping to wind down work when have my first in feb)

a couple of people have mentioned i may be entitled to some state provisions in the six months after LO born.

anyone know anythhing more?

cheers

TheBlonde Thu 20-Sep-07 20:33:07

You should be able to claim Maternity Allowance then - the job centre has the forms I think

TheBlonde Thu 20-Sep-07 20:33:35

Tax credits as well maybe

have you tried entitledto.co.uk

flowerybeanbag Thu 20-Sep-07 20:46:41

tyaca have a look at this about maternity allowance, might be helpful.

BetsyBoop Thu 20-Sep-07 22:27:36

So long as you have paid sufficient NI contributions you should be entitled to Maternity Allowance from DWP - which is £112.75/week for 39 weeks (unless you go back to work earlier & then it stops)

see this site

you can download the claim form here

tyaca Thu 20-Sep-07 23:08:45

cheers guys, really appreciated.
had assumed i'd just be broke ...

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