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Maternity Allowance

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Truffleshuffler Mon 17-Oct-11 09:22:36

Am I right in thinking that if you are already a SAHM then you are not entitled to any maternity allowance from government when you have your second child?

Nakhon Mon 17-Oct-11 09:26:46

Yes you are right.

LoopyLoopsPussInBoots Mon 17-Oct-11 09:28:23

It depends on how many NI contributions you have made in the past (not sure how much time).

I was in this position, but because I had (technically, was actually on sick leave) returned to work after the first pregnancy, then paid NI contributions for self-employment (a couple of pound per week) for the rest of the qualifying period, have received full MA.

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