To all of your self-employed maternity allowance claimers out there! Can you help me with a quick question?
Section 5.c of the claim form asks 'what dates were you registered as self-employed?' Do they mean within the test period, or do they mean more generally (so from the date I registered as self-employed with HMRC)?
I claimed maternity allowance after DS was born. You think I'd have kept a photocopy of that form but no.....
It is badly worded, they only need to know about what happened during the test period but I am sure that it would be fine if you put in a start date that is before the test period and/or enter the date you sign the form as the end date (providing that is true of course).