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Additional maternity leave

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Deirdresmum Thu 26-Nov-15 10:51:11

Hi, I am coming up to the end of my 39 weeks maternity leave.

As I understand, SMP will end at 39 weeks.

I would like to take the additional 13 weeks leave which is unpaid.

Does anyone know if I need to tell the tax credits office if I take the unpaid leave?

Would I still be entitled to child tax and working tax credits?

If not then would I be able to claim anything else such as income support until I go back to work?

I live on my own with children, no partner.

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