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Students on maternity leave + returning to studies

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Michellephant Sun 04-Aug-13 15:04:01

Hi everyone,

I am currently 20 weeks pregnant and trying to figure out if I am entitled to any financial support whilst on maternity leave. I am a full time postgraduate social work student and I do not get assistance through my student funding. My OH is a teacher and earns £21500 a year roughly (before tax, pension, NI contributions).

I intend on returning to finish my course when the baby is around 7 months old. Will we get financial assistance from somewhere to assist with childcare costs?

Hopefully someone with a similar situation will be able to answer my questions. The websites about benefits never seem to have any information about being a pregnant student or a student parent. I don't know who to ask! Should I go to CAB or the Job Centre?


CheeseFondueRocks Sun 04-Aug-13 20:41:54

Your DH should be able to claim tax credits if he works 24+ hours a week. I'm not sure about childcare costs though. Your university might have information on this.

Michellephant Sat 17-Aug-13 17:33:28

Thanks. The problem with tax credits is that they're going to be under universal credit by the time the baby is born and I'm unsure if the eligibility is changing.

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