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Maternity Allowance

(13 Posts)
Cherrypi Sat 01-Nov-14 08:02:09

Has anyone applied for this recently? How long till you heard back? I've had my documents returned but do you get a letter to confirm or do you just get money in your account? Thanks.

excitedforbaba Sat 01-Nov-14 08:06:13

I got mine sorted pretty quickly.
the only hold up was waiting on my work to sign a piece of paper to say I had not earned enough to qualify for SMP

Work faffed about so I sent of payslips gor the qualifying period directly and had a letter within a week to say what in was entitled to and what day of the week I would receive money in my bank!

Cherrypi Sat 01-Nov-14 08:08:47

Oh dear sent mine off two weeks ago. They'd tell me if I didn't qualify wouldn't they?

excitedforbaba Sat 01-Nov-14 08:13:21

From the initial sending it off it would have been more than 2 weeks the hold up was due to works poor admin skills hmm

I found them very helpful over the phone as I knew work would be slow to send them the relevant info. Give them a call and just ask them if you need to provide any further information.

Cherrypi Sat 01-Nov-14 09:11:46


QuietTiger Sat 01-Nov-14 14:35:08

I've just started getting MA. IIRC, I sent off the forms on the 16th September and finally got told I was getting it on 21st October, so 5 weeks. When I rang to chase it up, they said that they tried to do everything in 2 weeks usually, but were running behind by about 3 weeks!

They've always been really helpful on the phone, so give them a call.

Cherrypi Sat 01-Nov-14 17:20:39

Ah no need to panic yet then. I'll ring them on Monday.

excitedforbaba Mon 03-Nov-14 15:54:49

Did you get sorted cherrypie?

Cherrypi Mon 03-Nov-14 16:54:42

They haven't processed my application yet. Be another week approximately.

excitedforbaba Mon 03-Nov-14 17:09:06

At Least you have a time frame for letting you know, once it's through it can apparently be in your bank within 5 working days depending on the day they set u!

Cherrypi Mon 03-Nov-14 17:25:32

Yes. Not due to get any money till end of November so satisfied really.

excitedforbaba Mon 03-Nov-14 18:10:18

That's good hopefully all will be sorted and through well on time for u!

AnotherGirlsParadise Mon 03-Nov-14 18:26:03

Mine took 5 weeks to process - it can take a while, so try not to worry. Just think of the lovely big back payment! grin

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