Hi, I am currently on maternity leave with my second child. I went back to work full time after my first so I would get full time maternity pay with my second. I won't be having any more children so I am wondering what to do when I have to go back to work. My husband works full time. I would ideally like to work part time but this depends on if we could afford it. I would have them both in childcare as oldest would still only be 2 so may make more sense to work less rather than pay out loads childcare. Is there any way I can find out what amount of benefits I could get with different hypothetical situations I.e if I worked 2 days or 3 days a week, without actually making a claim? I have never claimed benefits before (apart from child benefit) so I don't really know where to start! Thanks
You cant claim benefits on your own if you are part of a couple married or otherwise all income based benefits have to be assessed on household income which of course will include your husbands salary, so its more a case of what benefits your household will be entitled to not you personally not a case of what can I get but what can we get.